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2004 US Presidential Election
July 17, 2003
Strategists Hope Africa Trip Boosts Bush's Standing With Black Voters

Oh, come now ... the Africa trip may have had political objectives? From Yahoo / USAToday:

President Bush's five-nation trip to Africa last week was part of his subtle courtship of black Americans, a political constituency seldom wooed by Republican presidents ...

... The president's political strategists believe the trip will ease some of the mistrust black Americans have toward Bush. A USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup Poll taken June 27-29 found 31% of blacks approve of the job Bush is doing.



Posted by Alan at July 17, 2003 08:49 PM | TrackBack
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I was listening to something on public radio at 2 in the morning last night… the Congressional Black Caucus is not impressed with Bush.

The host of the show had a ghetto accent. Good vocabulary, and upper-class grammar, but a ghetto accent; I don’t know why that struck me the way it did. Okay, I do know why: I’m still fighting my inner racism. But I’m not supposed to admit that. Anyhoo.

Posted by: TBox at July 18, 2003 04:47 PM

***The president’s political strategists believe the trip will ease some of the mistrust black Americans have toward Bush. A USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup Poll taken June 27-29 found 31% of blacks approve of the job Bush is doing.***

Ok…did Bush’s strategists tell them this? Who were they? What mistrust? I haven’t heard anything from any blacks mistrusting Bush. 31% approve? What, the rest of them didn’t answer the phone? First thing the phone pollster says, ” Hey! Are you black?

The only quotes in the whole article from anyone from the Bush administration was Powell: Secretary of State Colin Powell (news - web sites), who was with Bush in Africa, says the visit should not be viewed as a political exercise with black voters in mind. ”It was designed to deal with real problems facing people in need in Africa,” Powell said.”

Any other quotes were from liberal idiots. How would the article have read if it were done in a sincerely honest manner? Totally different.

Posted by: Jeff B at July 26, 2003 11:33 AM

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