Thursday, June 01, 2006

Black Leaders Expected to Endorse Strickland


Black leaders around Ohio are expected to endorse Ted Strickland for Governor.

Recent meetings with black leaders from across Ohio have paid off for Congressman Ted Strickland, the Democratic nominee for Ohio governor.

Cleveland Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, Dayton Mayor Rhine McLin and Warrensville Heights Mayor Marcia Fudge are all expected to announce their endorsements of Strickland in events throughout the state today.

This is just so pathetic its actually funny. Black leaders always talk about advancing people of color in this country, and now when they have a chance to do so, they blink for political purposes. Ken Blackwell is a good man and a good candidate, oh and he is also black. But people like Stephanie Tubbs Jones dont care about a person's charactor, or even their skin color evidentally, as she is obviously blinded by ideology.

I suspect that Blackwell will do ok when it comes to getting the black vote, much better than if a white guy was running on the GOP side. But the fact that many black people, both prominent or otherwise will not support him just because he is a Republican, is just sad.



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