It is a conundrum wrapped in an enigma (at least, if you are a Democrat): why some black people are Republicans.
Party officials and the candidates themselves acknowledge that they still have uphill fights in both the primaries and the general elections, but they say that black Republicans are running with a confidence they have never had before. They credit the marriage of two factors: dissatisfaction with the Obama administration, and the proof, as provided by Mr. Obama, that blacks can get elected.
I largely look for the best qualified candidate for the job, not the color of their skin. Strange, I know.