October 26, 2004


Kerry sounds clarion call to Florida's black voters (ADAM C. SMITH and TAMARA LUSH, October 25, 2004, St. Petersburg Times)

But for all the anecdotal evidence of heavy African-American turnout, there are hints that Kerry might not be doing as strongly as he needs to be. At a John Edwards rally in St. Petersburg on Saturday, white people held "African-Americans for Kerry-Edwards" placards.

A St. Petersburg Times/Miami Herald poll released Sunday showed Bush more than doubling his support from black voters since 2000, with 19 percent support.

Maybe they were Rhodesians?

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 26, 2004 9:56 AM

That's just pathetic.

It shows a mighty tin ear for PR, and what in the world were the sign-holders thinking ?

I surely wouldn't have held one, without pay.

Posted by: Michael Herdegen at October 26, 2004 10:10 AM

Teresa and the in-laws no doubt.

Posted by: MB at October 26, 2004 10:20 AM

Decided not to go for the easy Teresa joke, huh?

Posted by: David Cohen at October 26, 2004 10:20 AM

I remember a news article from the '00 campaign: at every Gore rally, there was a prominent "Republicans for Gore" sign. The people holding it up were paid DNC staffers.

Posted by: Mike Morley at October 26, 2004 10:43 AM

Will 2004 go down in some future White Studies book as the year the Blacks became White?

Posted by: Lou Gots at October 26, 2004 11:20 AM


Except for the losers (Sharpton, Jackson, Norton, Lee, Mfume, etc.). And of course OJ expects that Harold Ford will cross the aisle soon.

Posted by: jim hamlen at October 26, 2004 11:51 AM

Still waiting for Kerry to go to a black church and say, "I love African-Americans so much I married one."

Posted by: AC at October 26, 2004 12:50 PM

Are you suggesting that Kerry might have a sense of humor? Nah

Posted by: h-man at October 26, 2004 2:54 PM