Nick Timiraos, writing in the March 28, 2008, Wall Street Journal Online, said "One key" for Senator Hillary Clinton in her quest to become the democratic presidential nominee to face Republican John McCain in the November 2008 presidential election, "will be to increase her share of the white vote to overcome Sen. [Barack] Obama's advantage to date with black voters" in North Carolina, a state in the southeastern United States. See "North Carolina Can Change Race Dynamic."
Timaraso said, "Theodore Arrington, a political-science professor at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, estimates Sen. Clinton will have to increase her share of the white vote from about 55%, her showing in a recent poll, to some 75%. He argued that superdelegates will be less concerned with the overall result than with exit polls that show how whites voted."
So, while she's doing all that, what is O'bama doing? Resting on his laurels? I doubt it. This scenario suggests that Obama is relying solely on African-American voters and not seeking the vote of other North Carolinians.
Also, does this mean that Clinton is conceding the African-American vote in the name of racial politics? I doubt it.