Thursday, April 24, 2008

Running the Gauntlet

Republican Sen. John McCain sought white votes, not black.

Not that he would turn down any black votes.

But McCain realizes that is not going to happen. 90% or more of the black vote goes to the Democratic presidential candidate automatically.

Maureen Dowd of the New York Times got it wrong:

“But the Democrats watch in horror as Hillary continues to scratch up the once silvery sheen on Obama, and as John McCain not only consolidates his own party but encroaches on theirs by boldly venturing into Selma, Ala., on Monday to woo black voters.”

McCain’s objective was to assure white voters that voting for McCain is not racist. He has to show that there is no stigma attached to a McCain bumper sticker.

Because as Bill Clinton learned the hard way in South Carolina, race is the fire no white candidate wants to play with.

Don Surber


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