Monday, January 30, 2006

Ken Blackwell Chime In

As usual, Thomas Sowell is right.

It has always seemed strange to me that the Republican strategy for getting more of the black vote is to be more liberal. As Sowell puts it "why would anyone who wants liberalism go for a Republican imitation when they can get the real thing from Democrats?"

Changing the political landscape, and the current paradigm of black=Democrat should be thought of as a long-term process having the basic presupposition that we will never get the whole pie. Blacks, who are predominately pro-life and anti-gay marriage, are the best place to start. Of course, what is funny about that for me is that I am neither pro-life or anti-gay marriage. I am capable of getting the logic, however.

Ken Blackwell, hailed as a "black Ronald Reagan" is running for Governor of Ohio, and actually has a chance to win. Silly rheotric aside, for the party to ask him to be more liberal in order to get more black votes is the same as Newt Gingrich apologizing to Jesse Jackson for J.C. Watts comments back in 95. Blackwell is a human being, with a mind of his own. Maybe he ACTUALLY BELIEVES what he says?

Here is the entire artice.

Republicans and Blacks


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