Here's an example from CNN.com:
"Maryland, Virginia and especially the District of Columbia have a large percentage of African-American voters, as well as affluent and highly educated white voters -- two demographics exit polls show Obama has done well with before."Every time race is mentioned in a news story, it helps strengthen the meme that race is the overriding factor in Obama's victories.
Yet, how does that even come close to explaining his substantial margins in many traditionally "white bread" states?
Maine, which has a white population of 97.81% (http://www.census.gov) chose Barack over Hillary by a margin of 19% in their caucuses.
Iowa, another hotbed of Black Panther recruitment, has a black population of only 2.5%, gave Obama 38% to Edwards' 30% and Clinton's 29%.
Utah, which goes by the unofficial nickname of "the Chocolate State", has a booming black population of 1.32% Yet, Obama won their primary by nearly 20% over Clinton.
I think the time is upon us to finally drop this "race issue" as a major component to nearly every news story written by the MSM. It's obvious that Barack Obama appeals to a wide variety of voters, not just those of us who aren't melaninally challenged.
Ah, who am I kidding? Race will continue to be prominently mentioned in the MSM reportage until probably well into Obama's second term. We had all better come to grips with that fact.