Why should Black people care (not directly addressed in the debate)
The present administration is much more likeable than the Bush administration, however its focus as been to assist on the crackdown on actual political dissent on an institutional level. What Dissident pointed out in another thread is correct, the powers are being seeded to the Executive body and not to Obama by name. There are conservatives who do not like the idea of "Government power unchecked" but there are also those (much more neo con) who are positioning themselves for what they intend to do with this power when their in office.
.....Of course, from a marketing and poly sci point of few they (repubs) could really out do themselves and decide that maybe another Black president should be elected. Politically it would make sense given the type of defense he would get....compared to the resistance they get.
Least we forget about CointelPro.........
For additional consideration the discussion with the mathematician.