I personally don't think ANYONE can have and intellectual discussion about Obama in general without race being brought into it. I think race is WHY he is where he is today, and WHY he has such a loyal core of supporters, and WHY he has been given so many passes in areas that one of another race would never dream of getting.
For forty years Whites have been brow-beaten into the idea that nothing bad should ever be said about a Black. Even if he is criminal, devoting himself to the destruction of White people, it must just be said that he is a person who did, bla bla bla, and that HE certainly had no racial reason for doing that.
It's silly, wrong and the rest of the world laughs at us!