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Subject: Re: What were blacks thinking? Date: 11/23/2012 10:22 AM
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While it is tempting and oh-so-easy to attribute black voters choosing a black candidate for race alone, it probably has at least as much to do with part affiliation and Romney alienation of the black vote.

The past record of voting is not far off from Obama's recent scores. For example:

Clinton got 83 percent of the black vote in 1992 and 84 percent in 1996; the third-party candidate Ross Perot probably sliced away some of Clinton's black support. Al Gore got 90 percent in 2000; John Kerry got 88 percent in 2004. Obama captured 95 percent in 2008, and 2 million more black people voted than in the previous election.

http://news.yahoo.com/black-people-support-obama-because-hes...

I think the enthusiasm factor of finally having a president of color - Harding excepted;) - certainly captured several percentage points, though.

Pete
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