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Sadly, this is indeed the majority of American voters

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in response to reader comment: I agree with Dr Pipes - USA is not ready for an Obama-nation

Submitted by Björn Giesler (Germany), May 8, 2008 at 10:31

The average American voter will reject a presidential candidate if he is married to the wrong wife, if he comes from a too-high educational and/or financial background, and if he is opposed to war.

Probably, as some of these comments show, also if he's not a Caucasian.

The only actually halfway meaningful criticism I've read about Barack Obama so far characterizes him as naive, inexperienced, and shallow on politics. Those criteria are worth nothing in the American presidential election. Proof: George W. Bush.

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