“Why Trump Shouldn’t Write Off the Black Vote,” Jason Riley, Wall Street Journal, 8/3/2016 (Re-blogged Excerpt)

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jason_rileyJason Riley, “Why Trump Shouldn’t Write Off the Black Vote,” Wall Street Journal, August 3, 2016

. . .”When Donald Trump decided to run for president as a Republican, he already had a standing with black America that most GOP politicians can only dream of. The mystery is why he hasn’t capitalized on it, or really even attempted to. Republican outreach to blacks over the decades has wavered between lame and nonexistent. Until recently, the party wagered that it didn’t need many minority votes to win national elections and therefore focused its turnout efforts elsewhere. But after President Obama defeated Mitt Romney four years ago, Republican leaders began to change their tune.

“If we believe our policies are the best ones to improve the lives of the American people, all the American people, our candidates and officeholders need to do a better job talking in normal, people-oriented terms and we need to go to communities where Republicans do not normally go to listen and make our case,” the Republican National Committee said in an assessment of the 2012 election. “We need to campaign among Hispanic, black, Asian, and gay Americans and demonstrate we care about them, too.”

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“Jason Riley is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a columnist for the Wall Street Journal, where he worked for more than 20 years writing opinion pieces on politics, economics, education, immigration and race, among other subjects. He’s also a commentator for Fox News, where he’s appeared for more than a decade, and a frequent public speaker.”

Riley is the author of Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make it Harder for Blacks to Succeed.

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