I just completed an unofficial survey. I have now watched three news segments where they go out to ask black voters why they are voting for Biden, or why they are not voting for Trump?
This is the way media campaigns, by canvassing the black dislike of Trump. They are desperate to present a narrative. What it really shows is another thing.
It reveals some stunning results. A few said they had no reason. Someone said because of the COVID crisis. One remarked that her vote was 80% against Trump and 20% for Biden.
But here is a spoiler alert. Out of all the selected participants, no one could name a good reason why they supported Joe Biden. No one mentioned looks either.
Asked if they saw or felt any enthusiasm for Biden, most said no. One exception did say she was excited about Biden, and that he is actively campaigning, though didn’t explain why.
When asked if they were aware or thought Democrats have taken their votes for granted in the past, most agreed. Yep, that’s how it is. One said that Dems (or Repubs) need the black vote to win and that they expect the black voters to turn out in elections.
Sure some of them disliked Donald Trump. One said that he has not done anything al all for the black community. The same woman said people tell her he is not his/her president. And she asks, did you vote last time? Because if you didn’t vote, then you voted for him.
Okay, but why vote for Biden was not clear. When did Joe become the safe vote or the undecided vote? Why is he a default vote? What makes him the best choice?
I’m sorry, I have to throw down the stupid card here. People cannot formulate a coherent reason why they are voting for Biden. So I have to ask why they are even voting then?
You know it is not just this election and it crosses racial or age lines, too. Many people don’t have substantive reasons why they vote the way they do. It is not just blacks.
I know, I know, someone will accuse me of vote suppression for questioning why they vote? But I could conclude that voter suppression goes the opposite way; their vote cancels out my and other people’s votes. It makes you wonder if they really take it that seriously?
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