November 12, 2005

DIVIDE AND CONQUER:

Steele's run may be race vs. party (S.A. Miller, November 12, 2005, THE WASHINGTON TIMES)

Black Maryland Democratic leaders say Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele's run for the U.S. Senate could put them at odds with black voters who would question their endorsing a white candidate, such as U.S. Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin, over the black Republican.

"I think at that point I'd be saying that I am endorsing the Democratic ticket," said Delegate Obie Patterson, Prince George's County Democrat and former chairman of the General Assembly's black caucus.

That's the problem with being a party based on tribes rather than one based on ideas.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 12, 2005 9:01 AM
Comments

I don't expect black democrats to support him for his race, but neither should they attack him for it.

Posted by: RC at November 12, 2005 9:10 AM

This race will provide a clear example of whether african americans will ever support a african american goper. Steele appears to be a moderate conservative so the right wing fanatic charge doesn't stick. So it will boil down to race vs. party. At some point the 90% ownership of the african american vote must fall - let's hope it happens in this race and Steele is the next Senator from MD.

Posted by: AWW at November 12, 2005 10:28 AM
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