Originally Posted by broncocalijohn
Anyone have the % of blacks voting in 2004 compared to 2008? I would say that there was a big jump in registration to vote for Obama where blacks had not been voting in previous elections. Was the message that much bigger compared to Clinton (who was popular with blacks)? I would like to see the numbers and the increase from their vote.
Clinton - who like you said was enormously popular with blacks - received 82% of the black vote. A large number indeed, but not even CLOSE to the 93% by Barack... oh and that's not even mentioning the massive disparity in the approval ratings between Clinton and Obama.
Literally EVERY historical and statistical indicator is a glaring neon sign of how ****ed up this was... yet these guys are defending it like nothing I've ever seen before.