Well if you look at the sources I gave, they list the vote at 95% for Obama so it's a 7 point swing, and a 5 point swing from the 2000 election when fear of terrorism wasn't the prevailing issue. So if you want to pretend all those people voted just because he's black then I can't force you to believe otherwise. But then you'd be ignoring the huge increase in voting for 18-29 year olds (who are always going to be more idealistic and hopeful of change) which helped Obama. And you'd be ignoring the more moderate African Americans who like many independent thinkers were sick of what they felt the Bush administration represented and at a minimum wanted a change of path from that party.
But just like Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, it's so much easier to blame everything on racism, right?
As I posted earlier the +12% Hispanic swing to the Dems must have been because they thought he was Hispanic.
if you read carefully- i acknowledged that it might not solely be based on race since you provided the numbers being 90% black for Gore...
let me ask you this- what other ethnic group votes overwhelmingly on party lines? 90, 95, 97% democrat? Are you kidding me? Sounds like there's a lot of ignorance if such disparity exists on ethnic lines.