President Obama needs the black vote now more than ever, since he’s polling worst than the 2008 presidential campaign with white voters. But from what I have seen, there is a cooling off with black voters for the president. He will still command a huge share of the black voter turn-out, but it won’t be to the levels of the previous election. Let’s keep it real, black voters aren’t among the top turn-out groups and that’s the president’s challenge, which is why I am very surprised he is making a late push.
If Obama looks as if he’s going black, he could turn off white people. So he’s largely been lying low on the race issues – visibly pushing for the Latino vote, the gay vote, the women’s vote, but not the black vote.
But last weekend, he held a conference call with a collection of black preachers that included his old pastor, Jeremiah Wright. He wanted to talk to them about getting out the vote. Source
Wow, is he willing to have the ghost of Rev. Jeremiah Wright rear its ugly head again? With the black unemployment rate around 13 percent, President Obama shouldn’t expect a record turn-out.