Obama Still Has the Black Vote – The Feminist Wire

Obama Still Has the Black Vote

By Nicole A. Spigner

New York Time’s Helen Cooper reported today that black voters largely remain firmly in support of Barak Obama’s re-election—all of this despite Cornell West and Tavis Smiley’s sharp criticism of the President .  Economics, Cooper writes, remains at the forefront of black voter concerns:  “The question now for the Obama campaign is whether it can energize those voters[…] even with a rate of joblessness among blacks that far exceeds national figures.”