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"The first thought that went through my mind was how come he pops up on TV and we can't find out where he is?" said Alonzo Motley, the church deacon. "I don't think that it is going to help Bush."

That was among the more charitable views of Mr Bush. Among the pews, as among African-Americans countrywide, there is a conviction that Mr Bush rode to power by robbing black people in Florida of their votes, and an abiding sense that he has little empathy for minorities or the poor.

"I really don't know if I should be mad at Osama Bin Laden or mad at George Bush," said Elaine Harris, a church chorister, who lost a cousin in the September 11 attacks. "I feel like the president and Bin Laden have some kind of tie."


http://www.guardian.co.uk/uselections2004/story/0,13918,1340697,00.html
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