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Originally posted by EbonyRose:

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Originally posted by MBM:
At only 13% natioanlly, how could African Americans make much of a political difference outside of the traditional Dem/Rep party structure?


Because out of that remaining 87%, there are too many that don't/won't/can't vote. And because of that, we are probably the biggest "minority" political power in this country.

(I'm sure Asians are probably a close second, but do not yet effectively affect the outcome of general elections.)

If even half of the disenfranchised Black people could/did vote or their votes were not tossed out when they do vote, elections in this country would take on a whole new meaning.


So - in your opinion - what was the problem with the whole third party movement that ran Perot for president in the past? Certainly disaffected white voters frustrated at the partisianship and 'politics as usual' from Washington represent a base of well over 13% in this country. Why couldn't they make a stronger run? Also, if that significantly larger base couldn't do anything against the Dem/Rep structure, how could a solely black party do any better? This, particularly when that party wouldn't even be able to garner all of the African American voters.

Curious about your thoughts . . . bsm
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