Race is expected to be a factor in W.Va. vote

Sen. John McCain and his wife, Cindy, acknowledge supporters Wednesday during a rally in Green, Ohio. (Katie Falkenberg/The Washington Times)

Race was not on the mind of Michael Whitaker, 18, as he defended Barack Obama during an impassioned conversation in the student union at West Virginia State University.

Whitaker, an African-American majoring in political science, touted Obama’s views on health care and taxes. But three white classmates preferred John McCain, and one sarcastically suggested that they were “too white” to come around to Whitaker’s point of view.

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