Originally Posted by countrygun
Ah "RACISM" How Obama of you.
Im not sure it's racism, per se, at least on the whole, though I know there's no shortage of that at play in much of the ABO circles.
On a deeper psychological level, people have an innate desire to relate to people that are like them. Since none of you know Obama or Romney personally, you can only go on what you see or are told. They don't espouse much different policies so you're relegated to deciding who to support based on what you can
quantify. That means voting based on measures like someone's race, religion, class, height/weight/hair, etc or any single or multiple combinations of them. It's a well established political principle to play off of this phenomenon and is known as "identity politics". And it works and it's clear why it works.