Let me say right off that no one who has met me has ever accused me of being White. What really won for Obama in both 2008 and 2012 is the minority vote. They turned out high and voted HEAVILY for Obama. The African-American vote was nearly unanimous for Obama in both elections. The White vote went Republican in both elections but not nearly one sided as the African-American and Hispanic votes in both elections. Obama probably would not have won 2012 were it not for the African-American near unanimous vote. If they had "merely" the 20 point differential that the White vote had but favoring Obama rather than Romney, Romney would have won.I doubt any White Republican could have done any better than Romney.The AA vote needed to be split.