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There’s been much discussion as of late as to whether African Americans would ever consider voting Republican. Black Democrat turned Republican Artur Davis recently told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that blacks will consider it once Obama’s out of office. He said African Americans are prepared to give Republicans a second look. Renard Jackson seems to agree somewhat, thinking that Republicans should put at least some of their eggs in the black vote basket:
Now that Romney is the defacto nominee for the Republican Party, I have been reflecting on the state of the presidential race as it enters the final stretch. As a political strategist, I understand the necessity to run to the right during the Republican primary and then migrate to the center during the general election.
It is common knowledge that Romney has no intention of focusing on the Black vote during the general election. From a raw political perspective, I agree with his approach, but from a strategic perspective, I totally disagree. Below I will detail why this is a terrible strategy!
There is absolutely no question that Obama will get in excess of 90% of the Black vote (in 2008 he received 96%). But this time he will receive 90+ % of a smaller number of Blacks—there will be fewer numbers of Blacks voting because they are disillusioned with Obama. The first Obama run was history, his governing is a mystery when it comes to Blacks!
Obama’s recent endorsement of homosexual marriage and support for amnesty for illegals has infuriated the Black community. The NAACP, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, etc. have not represented the views of the average Black for decades. The NAACP will continue to hemorrhage support from within the Black community. Many Blacks are publically withdrawing their memberships and support from this group.
Under skilled Blacks are livid that Obama wants to legalize over 1 million new people into the workforce to compete with them for jobs. It’s hard enough competing with Americans for jobs, now you have to compete with those in the country illegally for jobs? Who in their right minds feeds the neighborhood while their own children are starving? Nobody, but Obama.