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Sun Feb 21, 2016, 09:23 AM

Bernie needs an Emergency Meeting to discuss Black Vote NOW!!!

It's really been his only big failure in the race.
He simply can't lose the black vote 80-20% and win the nomination.

So? Can that change? Can he cut that to 60-40?

Probably not before S.Carolina.
So, why compete there now?

Put on your campaign managers hat with me, Bernie supporters.
Give me your best ideas on what you'd do if you were Jeff Weaver.

My suggestions:
Pull all campaign staff and commercials from S.Carolina (explain this by saying that you admit Hillarys lead there is insurmountable and that you will concentrate on March 1 states).

Hold 3 focus groups exclusively with African Americans.
Group One: Pro--Hillary. Why do they like her? Is there anything Bernie could do to sway them?
Group Two: Neutral: Pros and cons of both candidates? What do they still need to hear?
Group Three: Pro-Bernie: Why do they support him? Why don't their family/friends?

Gather all of your staff members and endorsers that are black.
Have Ben Jealous and Nina turner get them in a room for a "come to Jesus" type meeting.
No white staff in the room including Bernie.
This group should come up with specific things that they think can be done.

These are my ideas? What are yours?
I'd especially like to hear from African Americans.




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Reply Bernie needs an Emergency Meeting to discuss Black Vote NOW!!! (Original post)
Funtatlaguy Feb 2016 OP
Erich Bloodaxe BSN Feb 2016 #1
Fawke Em Feb 2016 #4
ladjf Feb 2016 #2
Funtatlaguy Feb 2016 #5
Erich Bloodaxe BSN Feb 2016 #7
SoLeftIAmRight Feb 2016 #3
Depaysement Feb 2016 #6
Robbins Feb 2016 #8
TTUBatfan2008 Feb 2016 #9

Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2016, 09:40 AM

1. My ideas? Don't suddenly abandon SC. That would be seen as simply saying he doesn't

value black voters at all. Horrible idea for him to pull out. He needs to fight as hard as possible, not dodge out on them.

If there WERE a SuperPAC working for Bernie, I'd encourage them to air ads featuring Clinton's 'superpredators' statement about black men, her massive support for the school to prison pipeline. But despite the lies to the contrary, Bernie doesn't have a SuperPAC.

Pros and Cons, also a SuperPAC job, put out ads showing her lies over the years where she flipflops, then pretends she never did. Again, not going to happen, because Bernie doesn't do that sort of thing, and doesn't have a SuperPAC.

What I think what he's got to do that he ISN'T doing, but COULD do is more dedicated staff to push back OFFICIALLY on social media against the lies and distortions being pushed about him. Also go and meet with black groups that aren't into him, and ASK them WHY, and LISTEN to them. If it turns out that it's how he pushes his message, then take their advice and change the message. If it's that they don't feel he's addressing their needs, ask them what needs they need addressed, and address them.

People who don't like Bernie, don't want him to succeed will proclaim that he'll 'lose white voters' if he speaks more about black issues, but I think that's hokum. He can spend more time focusing on saying exactly what he'll try to do in office, what he WILL do in office through executive powers, to help black communities, and it won't cost him any voters that wouldn't already be voting against Hillary in a GE. If she can afford to run without those voters, so can he.

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Response to Erich Bloodaxe BSN (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 21, 2016, 10:15 AM

4. He's having a rally in Greenville this afternoon.

I know because I'm going!

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2016, 09:50 AM

2. I think he has no chance that Bernie could gain the black vote. nt

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Response to ladjf (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 21, 2016, 10:15 AM

5. Nor do I

But he can surely cut into it, can't he?
75-80% for Hillary is amazing....could Bernie even chop off 10 % of that?

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 21, 2016, 10:32 AM

7. I think he can win if he can get it down to 60-40.

Above that, he has to massively mobilize even more people to get out and vote.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2016, 10:10 AM

3. Sanders support continues to climb

 

It will just take time

Hope there is enough

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2016, 10:24 AM

6. Focus on younger African-Americans

And get them to the polls.

He speaks truth to power and his message resonates with young black voters, just like young voters of every persuasion.

The wealth inequality message transcends race. It isn't some "white" issue unless you're older and pretty well off and even then . . . some people betray their class to do the right thing.

This is a long fight, beyond this election.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2016, 10:48 AM

8. he can't win the black vote

most of them refuse to even listen to him.they want to believe the myths about clinton.only 20-25 % of blacks are even willing to
listen to him.nevada proves that.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2016, 11:46 AM

9. Her campaign...

...has repeatedly played the race card and it seems to be working. He does not help himself by accusing her of pandering with her sudden "Obama can do no wrong" strategy.

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