quote:Originally posted by Nmaginate:quote:Obama did not attend some black events because his white advisers
Which Black EVENT*S* were those?
quote:The dynamic began the first day of Obama's presidential bid, when white advisers encouraged him to withdraw an invitation to his pastor, whose Afro-centric sermons have been construed as anti-white, to deliver the invocation at the official campaign kickoff. Then, when his candidacy was met by a wave of African-American suspicion, the senator's black aides pulled in prominent black scholars, business leaders and elected officials as advisers.
Aides to Obama, who asked not to be identified, said he stayed away from a civil rights demonstration and did not publicize visits to black churches when he was struggling to win over white voters in Iowa. Then, a month after Representative John Lewis of Georgia endorsed Clinton, setting off concerns about black voters' ambivalence toward Obama, the campaign sprinkled his stump speeches with black idioms and deployed his wife, Michelle, whose upbringing on the South Side of Chicago was more familiar to many blacks than Obama's biracial background.