“We have a very good chance of beating the 64 percent turnout in the 1960 election,” McDonald said. “We really could be looking at a historic election in modern American history.”
A 90 year old African-American woman voted early in Indiana. When she left the polling booth, she collapsed sobbing in a chair.
When we rushed over to help we realized that she wasn’t in trouble at all but she had not truly believed, until she left the booth, that she would ever live long enough to cast a vote for an African-American for president.
For those who think this election is between Tweedledum and Tweedledee, try telling that to her. It seems a given that African-American voter turnout will be massive, in historic numbers, and overwhelmingly for Obama.