Many people bought into the trayvon martin black victim hood nonsense and voted for Obama because of that. Someone who has power over the 300 million people that live in America plus billions of others in the world should be good at their job and not have gotten there for being a certain race.
One can say that race is not a factor because a black president was elected and because we have evolved past racism, but that is not true at all. All the resistance that President Obama is meeting has something to do with race along with political and other concerns that are also there.
Race was absolutely an important issue in the 2012 presidential election. It can be argued that many Americans made their choice to vote for a presidential candidate based on topics and issues, but it is just as arguable that people used race as support. Many African Americans and African American sympathizers wanted an African American role model in the Oval Office. On the other hand, many racists voted against President Obama simply because he was black.
The 2012 presidential election placed a huge importance of race on both parties aiming at owning the nations executive branch. The democrats placed themselves on the shoulders of Barack Obama, who played the race card effectively in being elected both terms. Meanwhile, the republicans scrambled to look for someone of a minority that could represent there party (Herman Cain) so they could compete with Barack Obama.
Many African-American's voted solely based on race lines because they wanted to see a black president in the white house. There is nothing wrong with this at all, as discrimination is still mildly prevalent in the United States. Now, I am not completely sure that he has been the best president for them, but it certainly is a good thing for America.