Over the weekend, Clinton released a new ad featuring actor Morgan Freeman. Meanwhile, actor and social activist Danny Glover has been on the campaign trail in South Carolina promoting Sanders.
Though only Saturday’s results will tell just how much support Sanders was able to win among South Carolina voters, an interview with Black Agenda Report editor Glen Ford, posted online Tuesday at The Real News Network, examines the complex—and often contradictory—dynamic that keeps a majority of black voters, despite being more left-wing on issue after issue, wedded to the corporate wing of the Democratic Party.
“Black folks are the most left-leaning constituency in the United States, that’s been shown generation after generation,” explained Ford. “But we don’t behave that way in national elections. And this year, much as in previous years, what we’re seeing is that the black vote acts as the bulwark of the most reactionary wing of the Democratic party, the right wing of the Democratic party, and its standard-bearer this time around, Hillary Clinton.”
According to Ford, if Sanders cannot break through the “brick wall” of black voters who have so far not come to him in sufficient numbers, his presidential campaign is “doomed.”
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