Say It's So, Joe!
One out of five Black Americans in a state where the president won 95% of the Black vote the last time around have explicitly told strangers they will not support the first black president for re-election and they have expressed that decision in a public poll..
It is that public nature that makes all the difference because it reinforces what other Black Americans may be thinking in other states but are hesitant to say aloud.
It is a paradigm shift and if it repeats itself beyond North Carolina then this election over.
And what issue broke the dam? Peter thinks its gay marriage, which has black pastors and socially conservative blacks up in arms. Obama was happy to allow his position on that to slowly "evolve" until after the election -- but ol' Joe forced his hand.
Even if 20% of 2008's black voters just sit home, this election is over -- they don't even have to cross the aisle for Romney.
Still though, I'd like to see Romney make that sale, and break the Democrat's headlock on black voters. Anytime anyone or anyplace is represented by a single party, they'll get screwed.