Just a quick update: I got my first vocal idiot complaining about my choice of gamerpic tonight, during a ranked game of Catan. He said, and I quote in entirety:
McCain is a racist! He's going against a black man! Obvious racist!
Yes, obvious, I suppose, if you only look at the color of the candidates' skins.
I'm not sure if the correct action, then, is to let Obama run uncontested because he is black; or if it's just that a white man isn't allowed to run, and the Republicans are required to pick a black candidate just because the Democrats did.
But I didn't bother to ask. Something tells me that such a question would've exceeded this individual's mental capacity.