London Bookies Underestimate Americans Stupidity


Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama delivers a Labor Day speech at a campaign stop in Milwaukee. REUTERS/Allen Fredrickson

According to bookmakers in England, Democrat Barack Obama is a 4-9 favorite to win this year’s election, while Republican John McCain is favored at 13-8.

But what the bookies don’t take into account is the sheer intelligence of the American people. According to a new Gallup poll, Obama’s lead is only at 8 percentage points, 50%-42%. Why only 8 points?

Many political analysts think is because of the “racial” factor. In my opinion, any other politician would have been up at least 20 points against McCain.

But as I said in blogs before, the reluctance to embrace Obama shows that Americans, particularly White Americans have yet to completely overcome their fears of Black men.

I call it, the “boogey man” syndrome, the fear of black men running wild, killing their kids and raping their women has been ingrained in the American psyche for generations.

The next two weeks will be crucial in the election process. How much of a bounce will McCain get from the Republican election? How will McCain’s pick for VP be a factor?

Whatever the outcome, American’s stupidity will surely be the deciding factor.

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About smoothjazzandmore

I'm a TV producer and an Internet radio broadcaster. I also write for my blogs (An Op-Ed Blog and a Football Blog) here at WordPress.
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