The Diversity Vote

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Are the presidential candidates recent efforts to reach out to voters of color actually working? Christopher Smitherman, Cincinnati chapter president of the NAACP, and Pilar Marerro from La Opinion, weigh in on the issue.


Pilar Marrero and Christopher Smitherman

Comments [15]

paul peacock from new york city

p.s. actually i can tell. darn. so that was a fib. sorry.

Jul. 17 2008 11:58 AM
paul peacock from new york city

note to chris o - that's a good statistic to know. can something though be /very false/? i mean either it is or it isn't, isn't it? i actually dislike /a very true fact/ much more and the advertising for those novels and films that say /based on a true story/. but that's just me. BUTJUM.
which didn't come out the way i intended it :) BTJM.

Jul. 17 2008 11:57 AM
paul peacock from new york city

to david olmedo

- why is your post difficult to read? did you just dash it off without thinking? just curious. this segment is over so you probably won't get to this and i'm moving on, so maybe i'll catch you on the flip side....

Jul. 17 2008 11:49 AM
O from Forest Hills

#10 Learn Spanish and marry a Mexican and then walk a mile in someone's shoes whom has and don't judge people for having an opinion different than yours.

Jul. 17 2008 11:47 AM
chris o from new york city

The issue with Latinos not wanting to vote for Obama or African-Americans is very false. The latest poll showed a 62-23 advantage for Obama with this group. YES that is 62-23.

Jul. 17 2008 11:45 AM
paul peacock from new york city

you doesn't like the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)?

only people who are opposed, surely, to the advancement of colored people, or am i missing something?

now, i don't speak spanish - latin-american or otherwise - which i regret - so although i went to La Opinion - and how annoying i can't type in the accent - are we that english centric? - i will go with my gut and say they are a good organization. but maybe i'm wrong. can't tell.

Jul. 17 2008 11:44 AM
O from Forest Hills

This woman is making my ears shreak! Too loud.

Lots of us don't have health care!

Jul. 17 2008 11:43 AM


Yes I know that. I did intend that comment with heavy sarcasm of course. :)

Jul. 17 2008 11:42 AM
O from Forest Hills


All politicians talk out both sides of their mouths, so do most people, especially those trying to take advantage of other people.

Jul. 17 2008 11:38 AM

I am outraged. McCain is talking out of both sides of his mouth to try to court the Latino vote and also please his (xenophobic) Republican base. This is behavior completely unbecoming of a politician!

Jul. 17 2008 11:37 AM
david olmedo from nyc

The issue with latinos not wanting to vote for an african american for president has noting to do with him being african american it has to do with the issue no one talks about that latinos are now keen on the fact that in the past african american politicians always expect the latinos communities support when the need it most for their benefit & then turn
around and forget us when we need their support as far as hillary clinton we support her because of loyalty & not turn our back on them because of race or color as the african community did

Jul. 17 2008 11:36 AM

This guy from the NAACP is just rambling...

Jul. 17 2008 11:35 AM
chris o from new york city

McCain said he would not NOW vote for the immigration bill that he sponsored. Imagine the mockery and relentless coverage if Obama had that position!? Instead we hear what a champion of immigration reform mcCain is. Which he would be if the base of his party was not so jingo-istic anti-Hispanic. So he must cater at least a little to this base and thus he takes the convoluted position and gets credit.

Jul. 17 2008 11:33 AM
Richard from Jamaica Hills

McCain's attempt to align himslef with minority education goals glossses over the fact that he has opposed Head Start and Pell Grants.

Jul. 17 2008 11:04 AM
O from Forest Hills

Why does color have to factor in? Look at their stands on the economy, health insurance, constitutional rights, etc not their skin color.

Jul. 17 2008 11:04 AM

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