Some one is Panicking … Barack Obama Holds Conference Call With Black Preachers Including Jeremiah Wright About Getting Out The Black Vote
Define desperation … President Barack Obama feeling he still needs to make an effort to get out the black vote. Hmm, a Reverend Jeremiah Wright sighting.
In 2008 Barack Obama received 95% of the black vote and 13% of the total vote who turned out in droves to vote for the first black president. However, with just 15 days to go before the 2012 Presidential election we learn that Obama is still trying to woo the black vote. Last weekend Barack Obama held a conference call with a collection of black preachers that included his old pastor, Jeremiah Wright to get out the black vote. How desperate must Team Obama be if at this late date they feel they cannot count on what is considered the base of their base?
Has Obama’s Chickens come home to Roost?
As we roll into the final presidential debate, the polls show a very tight race. One thing they don’t show, however, is how race is a factor in the election.
By my estimate, you have to build in a three- to five-point slip from the poll numbers for any black candidate on election day. To overcome the slip, you need to pump up the black vote by equal measure.
And that’s not easy, because brothers and sisters aren’t among the top turnout groups.
In 2008, Barack Obama was able to compensate for the slip and then some. You would have thought it was Nelson Mandela coming out of jail. This time it’s not going to be that easy.
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.
Has Obama and his reelection team taken the black vote for granted? Obviously Democrats have as with a 95% sure thing vote, what has black America received in return? According to the Daily Caller, Obama campaign denies the call ever took place. I guess they can blame this to on a video tape.