The Gantt Report – Divided Political Emotions

By Lucius Gantt

     It seems like almost everybody that has a social media presence is chiming in on who is the best candidate to support for President in the upcoming 2020 election.

     It is way too early to convince me or anyone that knows United States election history that any candidate will get through the election process unscathed!

     I kinda chuckled when one of Joe Biden’s communication hires struggled trying to explain Biden’s past support for legislation that turned  thousands of young Black men into long term penitentiary inmates.

     The sort of young Black woman, in my mind, merely had to tell her CNN questioner that, “that was then and this is now”!

      No Presidential candidate for President of the United States is politically perfect and without political sins.

      But candidates can try to fix policies, positions and practices that were wrong at one time in the past.

     In the 2020 race, or in any other political race in any other year, it is not enough to tell Black voters, “I hired Uncle Tom or Aunt Jemima on my campaign team” so that shows you that I’m all right!

     Candidates must propose policies that improve the lives, jobs, education, housing and access to capital along with home and business loans, and more, for qualified African Americans!

      This early and dumb debate by Blacks on Facebook, Twitter and other internet sites is a devilish plan to divide and conquer us politically more than we already are.

     Slow your rolls brothers and sisters. Once Presidential debates begin and once campaign contribution and expenditure reports come in more frequently, we will all be able to tell who loves Black voters and who does not.

     Politicians love voters and citizens that they value.

     Don’t take my word for it. Closet klansmen and klanswomen don’t sit down and think that their campaigns must employ women, Hispanics, Jews, seniors, teens and influential community folk to be supported.

     Politicians hire the people to run their campaigns that they want to run their political offices, the people they want to give their political contracts to and the people that they can control, or can control the politician!

     Black people, don’t fight with your social media friends about candidates that don’t know you or candidates that you don’t know.

     Take your time and get to know candidates. Don’t be misled. Don’t be bamboozled. Don’t be ran amuck or led astray!

     More important than all of that, don’t let political candidates tell you they love you but demonstrate that they think you are inferior, unwise, incapable and too ignorant to vote on political facts but encourage you to vote based on your early emotions!