I am getting a bit tired of hearing that Obama did not get a majority of the white vote. Obama received about 40% of the white vote. While not a majority: That is one hell of a lot of white people. Included in that number are large numbers of white men.
Of course, I would never underestimate the impact of the Black Americans, Hispanic Americans, LGBT Americans, Native American, Asian Americans and others voters who all voted for Obama in record numbers. But just as important as those demographics was the millions of white Americans who recognized that Obama was the best choice to lead our great nation over the next four years.
Simply put: Whites were a critically important part of the coalition that put Obama back into office.