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Elephant in the Room

The elephant in the room in the campaign for the US presidential elections remains the "race" factor which no one wishes to acknowledge. Barack Obama, as an Afro-American, has to perform according to far higher standards than a candidate from the mainstream. Obama has to come across as calm, rational and anything but angry as that would be disastrous for a black candidate. Many sections in the US still see a black man asserting himself as "uppity".

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