A significant setback is besetting the re-election campaign of President Joe Biden, as he is losing the support of black voters. It appears that individuals are beginning to discern his hollow rhetoric. However, there is cause for optimism as Team Biden has devised an ingenious strategy to regain the support of these electors. Not even that they are being told they "ain't black" if they choose not to vote for him. Last time, that did not go over so well.
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The first officially recognized Democratic primary will be held in South Carolina, where the Biden campaign is exerting every effort. They hope to inspire confidence among black voters, who constitute a substantial proportion of the state's Democratic electorate. It is not a secret that Biden is having difficulty with this demographic; therefore, they are exerting every effort possible to overcome it.
This month alone, Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have made four appearances in South Carolina. That is quite some Biden time. Moreover, substantial financial investments have been made in paid advertising on Black radio and television stations and in-state aides. They are making every effort possible to gain the support of black electors.
Biden's apparent preoccupation with losing support from black voters begs the question, however. In fact, according to a poll conducted by the New York Times and Siena College, 22% of black voters would support former President Donald Trump over Joe Biden in the upcoming election. This is a substantial change that has even Biden's allies, including Representative James Clyburn, perspiring. The reason for his "extreme concern" regarding the black vote is justifiable.
Can one, however, fault black voters for abandoning Biden? They have long since grown weary of the Democratic Party's hollow rhetoric. The absence of concrete outcomes has alienated a significant portion of the black community. Furthermore, Biden and his allies cannot possibly be held accountable for this. Clyburn laments that the entire situation can be attributed to the conservative Supreme Court and the Republican House.
Clyburn attempted to deflect responsibility in an interview with Joe Scarborough by directing accusations at the Supreme Court and Republicans in Congress. He asserted that the United States Senate justices, who lean conservative and MAGA, have "desecrated" the Voting Rights Act, preventing the Democrats from renewing it. But in all honesty, that is merely an expedient pretext to evade personal accountability.
In spite of the justifications offered by the Democrats, the black community is, in reality, becoming increasingly disillusioned with the party. They have had enough of empty rhetoric and unfulfilled promises. Although this does not inherently imply that black voters will begin to support Republican candidates, it does provide the GOP with a chance to gain ground. It may be time for the Republican Party to take the initiative and propose solutions that genuinely advantage every American, irrespective of race. That is the way to win over black voters; the Democrats should not make any more meaningless pledges.