Thursday, February 02, 2006

Cardin's cash edge over Mfume draws ire of Black Democrats

Of course, the Washington Times point to this article is to tell Black Democrats: "hey - come over to the right side." But, the overall story is very compelling and speaks to a larger problem than just the Democratic Party apparatus being unwilling to support Black candidates with money. Black lawmakers in Maryland can't complain about the state Dem party machine without first looking internally at the fundraising prowess and abilities of the African American community. There is so much focus on voting registration drives that other considerations - such as the process beyond Election Day - get placed on a backburner.

Obviously, this is having negative consequences on certain Black political candidates as we reach a level of maturity several bars above the civil rights phase.