I the issue goes both ways. I absolutely believe that some people opposed Obama for racial reasons, of that I dont think there can be any question. I dont think it is as much as other people do but it happened and is happening. I also believe that the fact that he is half black has allowed those who might oppose him because of his policy to be labeled as racist. It is a convenient way to stop or derail the debate, much like immigration, to some A=B A you oppose Obama B your a racist. I think that is also a fact and its always the same when any white person speaks out against a minority person or group. Unfortunately the people who make these claims have some reason to do so, because of the people who do oppose him because of his race. It is rally pathetic for both parties, neither has any genuine desire to have a healthy, logical, debate they each drop to the lowest common denominator.