How Do Black Voters Feel About Obama?

Russ Steele

Our local left has already declared Obama the winner in November.  Not everyone is so sure, especially members of the black community.

One black man’s view from the Polipundit:

I see blacks’ loss of passion for Obama in their eyes. Before, when blacks spoke of Obama, they looked you square in the eye with confident, euphoric gazes, much like a cat eying a cornered mouse. But the reality of double-digit unemployment, diminishing household incomes, and soaring gas and grocery bills sank in long ago in the black community. Now when blacks talk about Obama, their eyes are listless and dull, almost despondent.

Oh sure, when it comes to their waning ardor for Obama, blacks put up a good front, especially around whites — i.e., pollsters. But I know my people “like every square inch of my glorious naked body” (a little Rush Limbaugh lingo there). When in the wrong and confronted by whites, blacks will always hide their true thoughts and feelings, much in the same obstinate way as their refusal to admit that O.J. did it. (He did, by the way.)


Polls are largely not picking up on blacks’ massive loss of passion for Obama. All of their turnout models assume that in November, blacks will vote for Obama in the same numbers as they did in 2008 — 13 percent of the national vote versus 11 percent in 2004, which is more traditional. No longer motivated by passion, you can expect 2 million fewer blacks to pull the lever for Obama this time around, spelling doom for his re-election prospects.

More details at the American Thinker.  While this is only one point of view, it is worth considering, especially how blacks respond to the pollsters.  Most people lie when called by poll takers call, casting a vision of how they would like to be viewed, rather than who they really are.  I think that Perry Drake is on to something. Your views are most welcome.




About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

2 Responses to How Do Black Voters Feel About Obama?

  1. Arthur M. Day. says:

    Turn out the lights, the party is over.

  2. Dixon Cruickshank says:


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