CNN was able to declare Obama the primary winner of North Carolina as soon as the polls closed there. The prism that split the light into a Barack rainbow was no mystery. He has won that state by double digits and the black vote has abandoned Hillary Clinton as predicted and won’t be returning. Obama has garnered upwards of 92% of the black vote in NC and IN. This was why I emphasized that Clinton cannot and will not win the White House without Obama and the black vote.
Math may not be a strong suit for blacks but the pundits will bear out the impact of blacks abandoning either the Democratic party, Hillary Clinton or both. For most of the night, Indiana was too close to call because the areas that had not reported, mostly suburbs near Chicago, were Obama strongholds, But Hill's speech in Indiana said it all: it's over. Rev. Wright and his black liberation theology didn't steal IN.
What has changed since Obama the populist politico won Iowa?
Tonight in his speech in North Carolina Obama, “the imperfect messenger” spoke nonstop patriotism to those who came out to hear and see him. He got the memo, folks. He was also talking like a winner of the nomination. What’s wrong with that? It seems like a year since the Iowa win and two years since last summer, when things were just heating up and I was busy asking was Barack black enough? We know the answer to that question now, and it begs the converse: is he too black for America? I have another question to add to that mix: has the black middle class outgrown black power politics?
Even though Rev. Wright’s left jab to media ribs kept our candidate firmly in the spotlight of the MSM, it did not deal a mortal blow. Bad press has its place, and it found a welcome with the Right windbags who couldn’t dam up about Rev. Wright. They relished, above all, the damage that the radical politics of a south side minister could do in a few short days with his media tour. The dust seems to have settled.
The other thing that has changed, now that we have established that Barack is black enough, is what will the super delegates do? Most believe that Hill and Bill will take their fight to the end. Clinton, who first eschewed the pugilistic metaphor that Heloise painted — she denied the debates were a fight, and then accepted big red boxing gloves from a union group! Then she or somebody dubbed her Hillary “Rocky” Clinton. She started embracing the fight and became the self-described “scrapper.” She downed beer and whiskey shots and toted a gun and trotted out her dad’s memory as a man who taught her how to shoot a rifle. Give me a break.