Obama says race not the main reason for criticism
"Are there people out there who don’t like me because of race? I’m sure there are,” Obama said. “That’s not the overriding issue here.” “I think there are people who are anti-government. I think there’s been a longstanding debate in this country, more fierce during times of transition or changes. The things that were said about FDR were pretty similar to the things that were said about me. Things that were said about Ronald Reagan were pretty vicious as well.”
Obama is exactly right on this.
Not everything is about race.
This is about politics, ideology,
not about racial hatred. Some
black people strongly opposed
Bush. Were they racist? No
doubt there are black and white
racists in the US. But opposing
the policies of a black president
is not racist. The people opposing
Obama would have just as strongly
opposed Kerry or Clinton.