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Posted by BooScout in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Sun Jan 27th 2008, 02:47 PM
I knew about it too and the ONE SINGLE REASON I didn't mention it here was because I knew if I did then some Obama supporters would start hollering racism as soon as I mentioned it.

You know how I found out about that tidbit of info on Jackson? I was reading The Guardian.....an actual real, non-tabloid newspaper in the UK.......and there it was for all to see. Nothing racist about it at all..........had it been a white candidate I wouldn't have hesitated to post the 54% Jackson to Gore's 19%. The first thing that struck me when I read it was the high percentage lead Jackson took aver Gore. I didn't think black or white at all until I realized I shouldn't use it here in a discussion since Jackson was Black. And you know what? That's not right. I'm tired of tiptoeing around my comments so that others here don't misinterpret everything I say as having a hidden agenda.

One point I would like to make though is it wasn't a primary that Jackson won in 1988. It was the SC Caucus. SC Democrats if memory serves were still caucusing then. Not that any of it makes any difference to me. Like I said the one thing that struck me initially was the 54%. To me, that just means that the Democratic winner in SC does not necessarily go on to take the WH....nothing sinister in it.........nothing racist in.......just an observation.

Some people really do need to calm down and quit seeing messages that just aren't there.

ETA a link to the article I read:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uselections08/st...
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