quote:Originally posted by umbrarchist:
Very funny Frenchy. Was that a Freudian slip kresge?quote:At only 13% natioanlly, how could African Americans make much of a political difference outside of the traditional Dem/Rep party structure?
If Black Americans formed a separate party and consistently voted as a block we would be the swing vote in lots of elections. Both parties would have tor try to cater to us, but it would depend on that word we use a lot. UNITY! We would also need some sensible people making decisions and distributing information.
That's a great idea, but it explicitly presumes that we are playing within the two party system. We would be swinging elections to either of the other parties. A truly independent third party would be running third party candidates and not just aggregating votes to pick either Democrat or Republican.