Here's a main stream media (if the Washington Post isn't part of the MSM, nobody is!) news piece that helps explain why the anti-Hillary crowd keeps injecting race into the campaign fight between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. After reading this original news article, you'll probably be coming back and smacking your own forehead then exclaiming 'duh! because it's in there!'
Check it out: Racist Incidents Give Some Obama Campaigners Pause
A few choice quotes from same:
Here's the worst: In Muncie, a factory town in the east-central part of Indiana, Ross and her cohorts were soliciting support for Obama at malls, on street corners and in a Wal-Mart
parking lot, and they ran into "a horrible response," as Ross put it, a level of anti-black sentiment that none of them had anticipated.
"The first person I encountered was like, 'I'll never vote for a black person,' " recalled Ross, who is white and just turned 20. "People just weren't receptive."
For all the hope and excitement Obama's candidacy is generating, some of his field workers, phone-bank volunteers and campaign surrogates are encountering a raw racism and hostility that have gone largely unnoticed -- and unreported -- this election season. Doors have been slammed in their faces. They've been called racially derogatory names (including the white volunteers). And they've endured malicious rants and ugly stereotyping from people who can't fathom that the senator from Illinois could become the first African American president.
Wow. (By the way though, I'm not sure I could say this stuff has gone unnoticed or unreported. It just hasn't gotten the attention of some who refuse to see it and won't believe that race is playing that much of a factor in this election...)
(And I have to follow this up all the more with the thought that certainly the MSM, which Clinton bud McAuliffe complains is completely in the tank for Obama wouldn't ignore such news, would they??)
Victoria Switzer, a retired social studies teacher, was on phone-bank duty one night during the Pennsylvania primary campaign. One night was all she could take: "It wasn't pretty." She made 60 calls to prospective voters in Susquehanna County
, her home county, which is 98 percent white. The responses were dispiriting. One caller, Switzer remembers, said he couldn't possibly vote for Obama and concluded: "Hang that darky from a tree!"
How about this:
Documentary filmmaker Rory Kennedy, the daughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy
, said she, too, came across "a lot of racism" when campaigning for Obama in Pennsylvania. One Pittsburgh union organizer told her he would not vote for Obama because he is black, and a white voter, she said, offered this frank reason for not backing Obama: "White people look out for white people, and black people look out for black people."
There's more in the original news article. Check it out for yourself, but then ask yourself again why it is that some anti-Hillary types are saying that Hillary's 'victories' in places like Pennsylvania and West Virginia should be discounted significantly and you'll have your own answer.