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Wed Jan 20, 2016, 06:40 PM

Kos: Republicans see black voters as key to Trump becoming president

Establishment Republicans may be trying to talk themselves into accepting that Donald Trump might be their party’s presidential nominee, a fascinating piece of stenography from Politico suggests, and lurid fantasy is one of their major tactics for convincing themselves, it appears. First off, black voters:

“If he were the Republican nominee he would get the highest percentage of black votes since Ronald Reagan in 1980,” said Republican messaging guru Frank Luntz, referring to the year Reagan won 14 percent of that bloc of voters. “They listen to him. They find him fascinating, and in all the groups I have done, I have found Obama voters, they could’ve voted for Obama twice, but if they’re African-American they would consider Trump.”


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The rest of Trump’s path to general-election victory, as laid out to POLITICO by pollsters, his campaign and his former advisers, looks like this: After winning the nomination on the first ballot, Trump unifies the party he has fractured behind him and reinvents himself as a pragmatic businessman and family man at the Republican National Convention. News of small-scale terror plots on American soil, foiled or successful, keep voters in a state of anxiety. Trump minimizes his losses with Hispanics by running Spanish-language ads highlighting his support for a strong military and take-charge entrepreneurial attitude, especially in the Miami and Orlando media markets. He draws the starkest possible outsider-insider contrast with Hillary Clinton and successfully tars her with her husband’s sexual history.


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Reply Kos: Republicans see black voters as key to Trump becoming president (Original post)
Algernon Moncrieff Jan 2016 OP
thereismore Jan 2016 #1
KamaAina Jan 2016 #2
KamaAina Jan 2016 #3
budkin Jan 2016 #4
1StrongBlackMan Jan 2016 #6
B Calm Jan 2016 #5
Half-Century Man Jan 2016 #7
sinkingfeeling Jan 2016 #8
Algernon Moncrieff Jan 2016 #9

Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 06:42 PM

1. "guru" Frank Luntz LOL how does he still have a job after 2012? nt

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 06:44 PM

2. Well, he does have a good relationship with the blacks.

 

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 06:44 PM

3. "referring to the year Reagan won 14 percent of that bloc of voters"

 

I wonder how well he did with them four years later?

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 06:52 PM

4. Trump will get ZERO minority support

Seriously.

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Response to budkin (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 07:04 PM

6. No ... There's bound to be a couple hundred across this nation that will vote for him ...

 

Hell, there's a couple thousand Black Carson supporters, even after his melt down.

So zero percent is a bit low ... I'll go with a whopping .001%

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 06:55 PM

5. They're going to have to put them back on voter rolls.

 

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 07:47 PM

7. tRump can point to the AA voters

to scare his racist base to get out and vote

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 07:53 PM

8. Has Trump ever spoken to a black person other than Carson?

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 21, 2016, 10:00 PM

9. Perhaps he'll put Allen West in the Veep slot

That seems like something he'd do

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