Article courtesy of Real Clear Politics, written by Ian Schwartz.
Author and host Tavis Smiley joins Morning Joe to discuss why Donald Trump could appeal to African-American voters, why Democrats can't take the black vote for granted.
"Well, I am tired of black voters being taken for granted by one party and ignored by the other party so it was a clarion call to Democrats to not do that this time around. We all know the conventional wisdom left the building before the train ever left the station. So anything could happen this time around. I just don’t want Democrats to take the black vote for granted," Smiley said Wednesday morning on MSNBC.
"The Clintons have a long-term relationship with the African-American community there’s the sense that the black political establishment rallying around her suggests that there’s going to be just lockstep voter support for her candidacy and I think that with Barack Obama clearly not being on the ballot this time, you can’t count on the high percentage of turnout with African-American voters you saw in that election.