I personally think the political race should be about the issues and focus on how each candidate plans to change our lives for the better. Unfortunately, people are still stuck in 1862 and believe a black man can't run the country. In case the public has forgotten, Barack Obama is half white and was raised by a white mother. I ran across another article talking about how Obama's race could a "cost him the presidential race." I always knew some people couldn't see past his race (and a lot of my successful black men) and notice his accomplishments, but now I have statistics to prove it!