President Bush has pushed programs aimed at facilitating home ownership, welfare reform and faith-based initiatives - all issues that ate amongst the chief concerns of black voters. By working to support school choice options and urban renewal, he has helped poor, inner-city children gain power over their own education and sense of future possibilities.
One last note on the topic of the president. More than one columnist has chortled at the president's belief in God. They use his faith as a pretext to suggest that the president spares himself the rigors of examining complex issues in Iraq and at home. This isn't informed comment; it's religious prejudice. Perhaps we can't expect anything more from the liberals than anti-religious droppings. But we can make the difference ourselves, on Election Day.