Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Black Folks May Not be Falling for the Okie Doke After All
Potentially troubling news for Clinton in Michigan 'win'
CNN) — Hillary Clinton faced a grim statistic in Michigan tonight, despite her primary "win" there: results revealed that she may have reason to worry about her grasp on the African-American vote.
Even so, roughly 70 percent of Michigan’s African-American voters — a group that makes up a quarter of Michigan’s Democratic electorate — did not cast their votes for Clinton, choosing the “uncommitted” option instead. Yet these voters weren’t uncommitted at all: in fact, according to CNN exit polls, they overwhelmingly favored Barack Obama, whose name did not appear on the ballot.
Had Obama’s name been on the Michigan ballot, CNN exit polls show that he would have won an overwhelming 73 percent of the African-American vote, in contrast to 22 percent who say they would have voted for Clinton under those circumstances. If South Carolina’s large African-American community votes as Michigan’s, Hillary may not be feeling much ‘southern hospitality’ in that state.
Black vote not looking so safe now huh Mrs. Clinton? Might actually have to stop pandering to black folk and come up with some real policies and initiatives on what you're actually going to do for Black folks.
Hmm-hmmm. Might want to rethink the race baiting as well. Doesn't seem to be playing well with one of your core constituencies.