CNN Lib Hack Don Lemon Wonders: Are Paul, Rubio, Huckabee “Black Enough” To Win Over Black Voters?
In an April 16 article for the website Black America Web, CNN Tonight host Don Lemon wondered whether possible Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and declared GOP candidates Rand Paul and Marco Rubio are “black enough” to win over African-American voters but declined to ask the same question of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Lemon began by warning readers to “[l]ook out” as presidential candidates are “all targeting you, trying to out black each other” through “[t]elevision commercials, radio ads, door knocks, fliers, [and]robo- calls.”
Following an assumption that the GOP has conceded “the women vote” to Clinton, Lemon ruled that the other candidates will be “coming after voters of color.” Moving on to wondering about the blackness of GOP candidates, Lemon first brought up Paul:
Late last year in October in an interview with Politico Rand Paul said he believes a GOP candidate, probably him, can get at least a third of the black vote, if not more.
Paul said, “I don’t want to limit it to that. I don’t want to say there’s only a third open.… The reason I use the number ‘a third,’ is that when you do surveys of African-American voters, a third of them are conservative on a preponderance of the issues. So, there is upside potential.” More