Sunday, September 26, 2010

Tea Party racism? No, Democratic Party racism

The survey found [Republican / Latino] Rubio expanding his support to 40 percent, [Republican turned Independent / White] Crist slipping to 28 percent and [Democratic / Black] Meek rising to 23 percent. The Sept. 20-22 survey of 625 likely voters has a margin of error of four percentage points.

Meek "has an outside chance to pull off a major comeback, but it is largely predicated on his ability to convince Crist's newfound Democratic friends that the former Republican's campaign is hopeless and it is time for them to come back to their party," said Mason-Dixon pollster Brad Coker. "That will be a tough challenge, but it is now the only apparent way for Rubio to lose."

. . . A prominent Democratic fundraiser who is backing Crist, Orlando attorney John Morgan, told MSNBC earlier this month: "The only votes Kendrick Meek will get are from African-Americans and those who just see a `D' next to the candidate's name and vote Democratic."

It's more fashionable for the media to discuss Tea Party racism, but it appears that the African American Democratic primary winner may lose because white Democrats won't support him (including the leading white Democratic bureaucrats in Washington, D.C.)

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