Obama campaigned as a black populist and governed as a middle-of-the road Republican.
Massimo Moruzzi
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My sense is that even though he’s white, black folks still related to Bill Clinton’s good old boy Arkansas ‘roots’, his Fundie religious references (like his “New Covenant”), and even his sexual escapades, which made him seem ‘down-to-earth’ and gave him a bit of “soul”, certainly compared to his GOP opponents. And truth be told, I suspect a lot of ‘rural’ white voters felt the same way… at least initially. While Hillary has a long history of strong connections with black culture’s real community leaders, who mostly prefer to direct from the pulpit!

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