It doesn’t tell us why other people are supporting Obama, but this “diavlog” from bloggingheads featuring the very pro-Obama Rosa Brooks from the Open Society Institute has her saying exactly the sort of nonsense about his transcending the divisions within this country and around the world that is supposedly merely the projection of Obama observers.  Instead, Ms. Brooks makes it explicit that she thinks Obama would be good for the country’s image around the world partly because of his race.  See the seventh section of the diavlog at 3:20 and after.