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Posted: 2/26/2007 9:43:13 AM EST
Interesting take...

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BLACKS MAY DOOM BARACK

By DICK MORRIS & EILEEN MCGANN

Published in the New York Post on February 26, 2007.

With polls showing Barack Obama winning less than half of the African-American vote in trial matchups with Hillary Clinton and John Edwards, the question is: Can the Illinois senator start pulling the kind of black support he needs in order to win?

Obama needs to carry the African-American vote overwhelmingly, while Hillary just has to hold her own to blunt the edge of Obama's challenge. As one New York black political leader put it, "Obama needs 85 percent of the black vote. But Hillary only needs 35 percent."

Early primary state South Carolina, where blacks cast more than a third of the vote, looms large. If Obama can't produce big African-American m ajorities there, his overall ability to win the black vote will be in doubt - leaving him without any obvious base, and in free fall.

Black political observers seem to agree that Obama won't win the automatic support of African-American voters. To get black votes, he must fight for them.

Bill Clinton's popularity among African-Americans runs far too deep - and Hillary is vigorously battling. Her blatant purchase of the support of South Carolina state Sen. Darrell Jackson for $200,000 demonstrates the lengths to which she will go to win enough of the African-American vote to embarrass and perhaps derail Obama.

Another angle to the Barack vs. Hillary battle is New York vs. Chicago - with Big Apple African-American leaders like Rep. Charlie Rangel lining up for Clinton and most Chicago black pols backing their hometown guy, Obama.

But in his zeal to paint himself as the vanguard of a new generation of African-American leaders, Obama may be alienating the existing leadership. As he tries to attract whites, Obama is being questioned in the black community. In moving to assuage the fears of whites, Obama may be distancing himself from his base.

Rev. Jesse Jackson will likely still be helpful, if only to make sure that his son, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) isn't frozen out of hometown politics. But Obama antagonized Chicago black leaders by backing Mayor Richard Daley for re-election, rather than supporting Cook County Circuit Clerk Dorothy Brown, an African-American.

In New York, the Rev. Al Sharpton's refusal to follow Rangel in backing Hillary may be emblematic of his willingness to defy the black political machine. But Obama hasn't gone to see Sharpton; he seems to be shying away from an identification with the maverick civil-rights leader that could ant agonize white voters.

A lack of black enthusiasm could also damage Obama if he fails to win the nomination and wants the No. 2 spot.

Which he should: The job would give him extra experience and give America four or eight years to get used to a black vice president. He'd emerge as the prohibitive favorite for the nomination in 2012 if Hillary loses this year and in 2016 if she wins.

But Obama will need the organized, vocal support of national black leaders if he's to bargain effectively for the veep spot. Right now, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is probably the frontrunner for the slot. A Clinton administration alum, he's closer to Hillary than is Obama - and attractive to his fellow Latinos.

But if Hillary defeats Obama and African-American leaders demand that he join the ticket to assuage the hard feelings, Sen. Clinton may have no choice but to oblige. The question is: Will the traditional black leadership go to bat for Barack - or is he turning them off by turning away?
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 9:45:13 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/26/2007 9:46:37 AM EST by CRC]
OBAMA'S MOTHER IS WHITE

And anyway I do think Obama should go see Sharpton
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 9:46:09 AM EST
Good hopefully he just falls by the wayside.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 9:46:47 AM EST
Could put black leaders in every state on the payroll at $10,000 per month like Hitlery did to ensure black votes.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 9:47:09 AM EST
He was done from the get go.
He is a nobody.
Billy Jeff WILL be first lady
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 9:47:13 AM EST

Originally Posted By TOL1488:
Good hopefully he just falls by the wayside.


Not until he and Hillary have had a brouhaha

Link Posted: 2/26/2007 9:56:46 AM EST
I want to see a Godzilla vs. Mothra style deathmatch between the two of them.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 10:00:41 AM EST
I thought Clinton was the first black president.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 10:00:57 AM EST

Originally Posted By CRC:
OBAMA'S MOTHER IS WHITE

And anyway I do think Obama should go see Sharpton


WHAT
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 10:02:33 AM EST
Some racialist fomenter was on The Daily Show a couple weeks ago claiming that Obama isn't black because he isn't the descendant of West African slaves, therefore he hasn't had the "black experience."

WTF is the black experience? Is it tied to heredity? Can one actually feel the pain of one's enslaved ancestors? If so, is that why I always get this weird twitch in my right leg whenever I think about Englishmen?
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 10:03:22 AM EST
Can't wait for the usual uncle tom bullshit to start. The trainwreck should be wonderous.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 10:04:35 AM EST

Originally Posted By dropbass:

Originally Posted By CRC:
OBAMA'S MOTHER IS WHITE

And anyway I do think Obama should go see Sharpton


WHAT

Well.... she is.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 10:04:56 AM EST

Originally Posted By Redmanfms:
Some racialist fomenter was on The Daily Show a couple weeks ago claiming that Obama isn't black because he isn't the descendant of West African slaves, therefore he hasn't had the "black experience."

WTF is the black experience? Is it tied to heredity? Can one actually feel the pain of one's enslaved ancestors? If so, is that why I always get this weird twitch in my right leg whenever I think about Englishmen?


I saw that.

It's called satire.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 10:08:13 AM EST

Originally Posted By CRC:
OBAMA'S MOTHER IS WHITE

And anyway I do think Obama should go see Sharpton


Sharpton is too busy reflecting upon the recent news that he is the decendant of a slave.

Interestingly, the slave was owned by a relative of Strom Thurmond.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 10:10:20 AM EST


I want to see a Godzilla vs. Mothra style deathmatch between the two of them


You are seeing it. Hillary will have Obama immobilized from attacks untractable to her campaign, then she'll spring a "Gotcha" on BHO on the week before Super Tuesday. She will use her war chest to blast him in the Primaries in SC and NH.

You're starting to see the attacks come bubbling up now. Obama only defense is Hollywood and his cash. Both will disappear when Hillary's fangs appear. Obama's supporters will go wobbly, fast.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 10:18:48 AM EST
Obama's name will hurt him more than anything else. There are clips all over YouTube with super libs f-ing up his name calling him Osama Obama, Obama bin...ooops, Barack Osama etc.

And this from the people that love him so much that they would publicly "toss his salad". What would the average man think about a President or even Vice President Barack Hussien Obama?
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 10:23:18 AM EST
And in other news.... the MSM continues to make the race card relevant. I suppose that makes them racists.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 10:41:26 AM EST

Originally Posted By dropbass:

Originally Posted By CRC:
OBAMA'S MOTHER IS WHITE

And anyway I do think Obama should go see Sharpton


WHAT

I don't understand your post. She is white, and according to at least the laws of this state, Obama is white. He looks much whiter when you see him without make-up and even more so in person. The few blacks I've discussed him with all consider him a spoiled, rich white boy.z
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 10:44:37 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/26/2007 10:45:19 AM EST by Sixgun357]

Originally Posted By Redmanfms:

WTF is the black experience? Is it tied to heredity? Can one actually feel the pain of one's enslaved ancestors? If so, is that why I always get this weird twitch in my right leg whenever I think about Englishmen?


The Black Experiance is eating BBQ ribs and watermelon on a summer day in the hood while your drinking yo malt liquor.

<­BR>I think I just my account locked.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 10:49:36 AM EST
He doensn't have much in common with anyone in this country.

His daddy was a rich Harvard prof and his mother the same. His dad wasn't even an American and his mother is some far left nut job.

The guy grew up with a silver spoon in his mouth and with every opportunity the same as every other single politician.


Link Posted: 2/26/2007 10:50:05 AM EST


Link Posted: 2/26/2007 11:57:46 AM EST

Originally Posted By Sixgun357:
The Black Experiance is eating BBQ ribs and watermelon on a summer day in the hood while your drinking yo malt liquor.

Spelling and grammar aside, that sounds like a very pleasant way to spend an evening.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 12:03:27 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/26/2007 12:04:59 PM EST by Aim4MyHead]
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