Skip to comments.North Carolina Blacks for Obama, Key in 2008, are Uncertain in ’12
Posted on 10/09/2012 12:39:10 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
RALEIGH, N.C. Dexter Hady, a black landscaper here, is exactly the kind of Obama supporter who could have slipped through the cracks this year. He recently moved to a new address and, not being as excited about the coming election as he was about the 2008 campaign, neglected to update his voter registration.
By chance, a volunteer for the Obama campaign stopped Mr. Hady outside of the Wake County Courthouse here recently and asked him if he was prepared to vote. Mr. Hady said no, and went on to explain: I can say I was definitely more excited to vote for Obama last time. I guess part of it is that history has already been made.
For the Obama campaign, it is almost impossible to overstate the importance of winning over people like Mr. Hady again in North Carolina, which has the largest percentage of black voters of any of the swing states especially in the wake of President Obamas performance in the first debate on Wednesday, which was widely seen as lackluster. In 2008, a strong black turnout that voted almost exclusively for Mr. Obama was credited with helping to turn North Carolina blue for the first time in decades, contributing to his ultimate victory.
For that to happen again, Mr. Obama would need a near repeat of black voter behavior in Raleigh and across the state. But times have changed. Enthusiasm is down, unemployment is up. And some socially conservative black ministers in North Carolina, where voters passed a referendum against gay marriages and civil unions in May, remain troubled that Mr. Obama endorsed same-sex marriage this year.
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“especially in the wake of President Obamas performance in the first debate on Wednesday, which was widely seen as lackluster.”
Yeah right. And the Titanic’s maiden voyage was “lackluster” too!
Dexter Hady is no fool. He has discovered the change he voted for in 2008 turned out to be a worse job market, the same, same old broken promises and government debt his grand kids will be paying off long after Dexter is dead. He may not vote for Mitt, but will stay home on vote day.
Imagine if Jackie Robinson had turned out to be a .100 hitter.
“Imagine if Jackie Robinson had turned out to be a .100 hitter.”
I’m glad you made this comparison. When Branch Rickey was considering breaking the color barrier in baseball, he knew full well how difficult it was going to be. Not just any good black player would do; it had to be someone who was exceptional, not just as a player but as a person. And after a thorough review and vetting, he picked Robinson.
We deserve the someone of exceptional character and ability as President of the United States, regardless of color. Shouldn’t that person, regardless of color, be thoroughly vetted?
All I can say is that I’ve seen Barack 0bama, and he is clearly no Jackie Robinson.
Dexter Hady is no fool. A landscaper by trade, I’m sure he’s not found prosperity under 0bamunism. He was probably employed by middle-class people. When the middle-class folks incomes were reduced, they didn’t cut food and electricity from the budget.
They cut Dexter Hady.
New York Times is spinning the anti-Obama black vote away. According to a poll during the summer, more than 20 percent of blacks say they would NOT vote for Obama or vote for someone else. Thus, Obama’s share was in the 70s. While the black minister in this story is deluding himself about Obama’s support of gay marriage, many others are not. None of those were interviewed for this biased story.