In reading an article in the L.A. Times today on "the ugly side of Beyond Race" by Gregory Rodriguez, it brought to mind how Pumas dealt with racial issues before they were even called "PUMAS". Shortly after Iowa Caucus, PUMAs began to feel the first onslaught of verbal attacks involving racial prejudice from Obama supporters, and the "loving" media. Though complicated factors lay hidden behind the accusations of PUMAS being tagged as "republicans in disguise", or "outright racist", it was still a constant onslaught they countered the entire election season. For the most part, we handled it graciously, and that is largely due to the fact we knew why we were PUMAS to begin with. PUMAS didn't disagree with the issues, but by the means Obama and the DNC "manhandled" the primaries. The second point was we fervently believed and still do,that Obama is not better qualified or suited for the Presidency than Hillary Clinton.