In response to "Obama wouldn't stand a chance if white" (Letters, May 21): It may be true that some vote for race or gender, certainly white males are voting their race to some degree as I believe some women are voting by gender. The writer has liberals, young voters and blacks voting for Obama strictly because he is black, no other possible reason. How about hope?
How about voting the old political machines down for a fresh, honest approach? You could argue me on those points, but at least you would be giving me and the other Obama supporters some credit. We may be hopeful or liberals, but we are not blind and dumb. We just have a different opinion.
ROBERTO J. ARREOLA JR.