Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are trying to tamp down the race issue in tonight's Democratic presidential debate, but it seems to have played a significant role in today's Michigan primary. If Andrew Sullivan is right, 69 percent of the African-Americans voting in the Democratic primary have checked the box marked "Uncommitted" rather than the one next to Clinton's name.
The role of race in Michigan?
As Obama and Clinton try to get past race, most African-American voters choose "Uncommitted" rather than vote for Clinton.
January 16, 2008 7:45AM (UTC)
Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.MORE FROM Tim Grieve