I totally agree with Bulma about the white/black voter thing. I mean, I know a lot of people felt that race was important in this election (not just because Obama would be the first black president) but it was still pretty blatantly segregation. They did the same thing with women voters. Did a break down and showed how many of Hillary's people Obama got despite the fact that McCain had Sarah Palin. I mean, I know there will always be people who are like "I'm voting for Obama because I'm black and he's black too" or "I'm voting for Hillary/Sarah Palin because I'm a woman and she's a woman too" but how stupid do people think we are? I mean, just because Palin has a vagina doesn't mean that we're going to elect her as VP. And just because Obama has a high percent of the "black vote" doesn't mean that they're electing him because he's black. I'm sure a lot of those voters come from the middle and lower classes (just like a lot of white votes - including mine).
Another thing that bugged me was they were talking about the "brown/black divide" when discussing Florida. I was thinking, WTH is that? They were questioning whether Latinos would elect a black president. I was like, huh? You honestly think ALL of these people are that dumb that they're just not going to vote for Obama because he's black. I know there are people who did that. Didn't vote for him because he's black, but it was insulting, implying that an entire community was going to hold whatever kind of grudge and refuse to make informed decisions.
I know that I'm getting a little heated, but I understand that there's safety in community. That black people generally feel more comfortable with other blacks and the same goes for whites, Latinos, Asians, etc. It's a natural thing, it's wanting to fit in and it's surface level. It just feels odd, exploited like that on national television.