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12 March, 2008

Blacks can help Obama to get party nomination but not to win

In a news analysis circulated by New America Media, NAM editor Earl Ofari Hutchinson says African American voters will help ensure that Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama keeps his slight edge over Hillary Clinton, for now. But they will not help him beat John McCain if he eventually gets the Democratic nomination.

Yet it’s still a virtual article of political faith that a strong, united, and crusading black vote can tip the scale for a Democratic presidential candidate. This is a myth and it’s risky business for Obama and the Democrats to believe that.

On to Hutchinson’s piece

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