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The Monolithic Black Vote -- and My Republican Dad

MNTeacher Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 8:49 PM
Thank you once again, Mr. Elder for such a personal, heart-felt column. I can see why your parents inspired you to do great things. I am inspired after just hearing a few of the things they taught you.

In 13 wards in Philadelphia, reports the Inquirer, President Barack Obama received 99 percent of the vote! A local Democratic ward leader outlined the strategy: "In this election, you had to point out to people what was at stake. And in many cases, they felt that the Romney doctrine was not going to favor the working man."

Obama appears to have held on to most of his percentage of the black vote from 2008 -- even though the black unemployment rate in October reached 14.3 percent. Emmanuel Cleaver, the head of the Congressional Black Caucus, admitted: "If (former President)...