With the 2016 race for the White House on the horizon, the Clintons are back in full political triangulation mode. Hillary is regarded as the odds-on favorite to win the Democratic nod and as their first order of business, they’ve got black voters in their sights.
But for all the speeches at Delta gatherings and funerals, for all the sympathetic remarks about Trayvon Martin, for all the tacit endorsements from Obama himself, I think the Clintons should face a grueling climb back to respectability among black voters.
Though it’s not easy to dislike the Clintons, trusting them should be a matter that is sorted out over a long time and with serious deliberation.
Remember, black people backed Bill Clinton nigh-unconditionally during his time in the White House, with Toni Morrison going so far as to dub him our “first black president.”
Check out the link on Deadline Detroit to see what the New York Times had to say.