Almost two months ago I wrote a lengthy series on black conservatives and Barack Obama’s candidacy. I wondered if the lure of a historic presidency would supersede their diverging political beliefs. If it would cause black politicos to put their differences aside and chose racial solidarity in the face of historic adversity over their hard-won, independent beliefs. Or would the desire to see a black president be so strong that it would out-weigh their own political ideologies?
For some it would. For some it wouldn’t. Views were all over the map. But now that Barack Obama has become the presumptive nominee someone at The Associated Press decided to slap together a brief article on what was my first major project, a two-week March-April monster marathon for myself and the many readers here and at DailyKos who liked the series.
If you are new to the site and have A LOT of time to kill, check out The Black Snob’s “Friend Or Frienemies? Black Conservatives Weigh In on the Presidential Candidacy of Barack Obama.”
Here is the original line-up in chronological order:
Sunday: Amy Holmes
Monday: Condoleezza Rice
Tuesday: Ward Connerly
Wednesday: Shelby Steele
Thursday: Alan Keyes
Friday: JC Watts
Saturday: Colin Powell
Sunday: Armstrong Williams
Monday: Michael Steele
Tuesday: John McWhorter
Wednesday: LaShawn Barber and Herman Cain
Thursday: Star Parker and Eric Wallace
Friday: Larry Elder and Thomas Sowell
Saturday: Juan Williams
Sunday: A final analysis, “Who Would Clarence Thomas Vote For?”
Disclosure: I do not actually think the AP jacked my idea, but I thought it was funny that I wrote about this in March and now they were addressing it. I mean, they could have jacked it, but I’m sure I wasn’t the only person in the world who wondered about this phenomenon.