Change: Romney Courts Black Vote, Obama Passes
I've done at least two posts on why Obama may be weak enough among blacks to hurt him in November. One involved Essence magazine. Also, as you may recall, Morgan Freeman recently claimed Obama isn't America's first black president. Now, despite 14.4 percent unemployment among blacks, Obama is passing on the NAACP? Meanhile, Mitt Romney will address them. And Obama dispatched … Joe Biden, instead? What could go wrong?
Four years ago, Barack Obama captured 96 percent of the black vote. But this year, in an election in which every vote may matter, Mitt Romney is not giving up on that front.
On Wednesday, Mr. Romney will make a pitch to the nation’s premier civil rights group, testing President Obama’s overwhelming support among black voters by trying to pry away defectors with his pro-jobs message at a time of 14.4 percent unemployment among African-Americans.
Mr. Obama is passing up the chance to address the group, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and sending Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. instead.