The other day I overheard an office mate say how he hopes the Bradley effect does occur so that Obama is defeated. Now, whereas he is a staunch conservative, I have no idea whether he's actually racist himself, but he was apparently comfortable with racist causes helping his favored candidate win the election. Personally, I'd be appalled and troubled to learn that my favored candidate only won due to this, or other dubious tactics such as voting fraud, etc. But my question is, does the fact that he would approve of the Bradley effect to help his favored candidate win make him a racist himself? Or can this be bucketed under the more general lack of ethics so common among the ranks of the GOP, ie the constant parade of dirty tricks and other tactics designed to subvert the voting process?