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A revealing factoid

November 4, 2012 - Harry Eagar
Until a few weeks ago, the Romney campaign web page didn't have a pointer to "African-Americans for Romney." At least, according to one of the best campaign stories I've seen all year, in the Guardian.

A frustrated Tampa Republican leader says:

" 'Romney did a really poor job with minorities. That was my greatest disappointment. You'd go on to his website and he'd have a column for outreach. You clicked on that and there was Catholics for Romney, Democrats for Romney, fishermen for Romney. You never saw blacks or African Americans for Romney until four weeks ago,' Wood said.

" 'I think it's the big frigging smart guys at the top who think they know how to run a campaign, and they probably just wrote off the African American vote. Romney did a really poor job with the African Americans. They're in many ways like Hispanics. They favour traditional marriage, they go to church regularly, they're suffering worse from unemployment.' "

Very revealing. Romney is cleaning up the Bubba vote. That comes with a cost.

The cost must have seemed small to a candidate who thought that 47% of voters are freeloaders. No points for guessing whether he and his rich country club buddies figured black Americans fell into the 47% or the 53%.


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