Ah, the pundits are all “a’tither” today just salivating from what they perceive to be the CNN rumble tomorrow evening at 8:00. They are hoping to see 9 men and one woman, all in their 40’s, 50’s and 60’s jump a 70 year old who really knows how to punch back, hard. From the little curly one from Kentucky to the second biggest one who might scream ” ariba, ariba!” at any moment they are readying their approach. They are showing the interviewers how they can “punch up”, but in none of the interviews am I seeing anything about what they will offer the public. Instead, they have formed the circular firing squad intent on blowing each other up. So……. will anyone address the reason that they are so behind? he reason that when they say “I am the only one who…….” or “I am the first one who…….” or “I am the real conservative”. Gere is a very good quote: “People never care how much you know until they know how much you care.”
―John C. Maxwell
So, who are the “forgotten majority” in this bedlam coming down the pike tomorrow?
. Working Class and Middle Class White people: Romney never lost because he did not have enough of the Hispanic vote, rather he did not get enough of the “white vote”. A lot of white voters stayed home. They were not “turned on” nor “tuned in” to Gov. Romney. He won 61 percent of the white vote, if he had won two thirds of the white vote, and the evangelical vote (which would not vote for him). Romney’s margin over Obama among whites would have been almost 28 million — providing him a comfortable popular vote victory. One could assume that much of the percentage who did not turn out to vote probably considered themselves as part of the 47 percent.
. Middle Class and conservative Black People: I find it interesting that Rand Paul thought it was clever and insightful to reach out to Black people with the issue of “prison reform”. Personally, I don’t know of anyone in my family currently ‘doing time” in “da big house” because of “trumped up drug charges”. I have 5 brothers and I don’t know that any of them have been beaten by “da po po”. There is a large swath of Black people out there, who are business owners, doctors, lawyers, and clergy. Yesterday, at the Park City Club in Dallas, I met a Black priest who was having lunch with a couple of his parishioners – an elderly Caucasian couple. We did not “fist bump” or start speaking “Ebonics” or break out in the latest dance. We said hello, as I am Catholic, exchanged cards and he commented on the quality of the cod. Black people are not one monolithic group looking for “out”reach. The mistake to believe this is common. Last summer, a “Juneteenth” get together was poorly attended in my own city. Why? Well it could be that most of the Blacks in that area are from the Caribbean. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Folks in Jamaica, for example, did not have the same experience. The Black diaspora was quite different there.
. Hispanic population who came here legitimately: There are plenty of them and no one is speaking with THEM.
. Conservative young people: Lots of them and they are not interested in “business as usual”. They don’t care how conservative you are and are not interested in that litmus test.
. Women who don’t think through their uterus.
. People who don’t want coronations and legacies, rather they want demonstrable success and achievement.
. The evangelical and religious voters who understand Mark 12:16 – 17:They brought one. And He said to them, “Whose likeness and inscription is this?” And they said to Him, “Caesar’s.” 17And Jesus said to them, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” And they were amazed at Him. They know that they are not electing “God” but a man who will keep most of the tenets they believe in. They do not want a scripture quot-er, necessarily, but one who will deliver. This is what the immature believer or the unbeliever will never understand.