Are blacks still enthusiastic about Obama?

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

A pro-family activist and head of an Ohio-based political action committee doesn't believe a recent Supreme Court ruling will significantly help the Obama campaign in getting out the black vote. 

The Supreme Court ruled that all Ohioans, not just members of the military, can take advantage of a state statute that allows early voting.

Josh Mandel, who is trying to unseat liberal Democrat Sherrod Brown in the Ohio Senate race, has put out an alert saying that Obama supporters are now prepared to bus voters in predominantly minority areas to the polls in order to "bank" early votes for the president. 

Phil Burress is chairman of the Cincinnati-based Citizens for Community Values Action Political Action Committee. He doesn't think black voters are very enthusiastic in 2012. 

Burress

"This is not four years ago. Four years ago it was very different," he says. "The climate was very different. And I believe the African-American vote is really suppressed this time and depressed over the way Obama has managed these last four years."

Burress says a prominent black pastor recently visited Ohio encouraging blacks to vote based on their values.

"Bishop Harry Jackson was in Cincinnati, speaking at a large gathering of African-American pastors that he brought together," he remarks. "And that was his message; You have to vote your values. They don't talk about Republicans and Democrats -- they talk about values."

Burress says the key to winning Ohio is which side best gets out the vote.

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