"Dwight Eisenhower, the incumbent in 1956, won nearly 40 percent of the black vote. Four years later, Richard Nixon netted 32 percent of the black vote in a losing cause. But the numbers have continued to go down. Bush got 11 percent of the African-American turnout on Nov. 2, but this was just a 2 percent uptick from his 2000 showing." -- Jabari Asim, Washington Post online columnist.
Taken for granted by the Democratic Party, ignored (or worse) by the Republicans, Asim asks what should black voters do -- create or join a third party, or work on solving problems and building new coalitions at the grassroots?