Jesse Jackson Joins Kerry Campaign To Help Slippage Among Blacks
The AP reports the Rev. Jesse Jackson has joined the campaign of Sen. John Kerry "as a poll showed support for the presidential candidate slipping among black Americans, a critical Democratic constituency." The Pew Research Center "said Tuesday its latest poll showed 73 percent of blacks supporting Kerry compared to 12 percent supporting President Bush. In 2000, Al Gore won 90 percent of the black vote."
HUD Secretary Says Democrats Use Victimization To Attract Black Votes.
Housing and Uran Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson told the AP yesterday that "the Rev. Jesse Jackson and other black political leaders spread a message of victimization that leads most blacks to vote Democratic." Jackson "said he has advised President Bush's campaign to focus its efforts on younger blacks who did not grow up during the civil rights era because older blacks who did 'have been conditioned' to vote Democratic by Jesse Jackson, NAACP Chairman Julian Bond, NAACP President Kweisi Mfume and others." Jackson said, "They have made a living telling black people they are victims. . . . As long as they keep them in victim mode, they have liberals who will take care of them."