I am most interested to hear what John McCain has to say to the NAACP on Wednesday July 16 between 9:30 and 12:30 Eastern Time.
Two years ago, President Bush spoke to that organization. He said “See, I see this as a moment of opportunity,” after B. H. Obama instructed the attendees not to allow the President to ‘bamboozle’ them. The President then said…
“I consider it a tragedy that the party of Abraham Lincoln let go of its historic ties with the African American community. For too long my party wrote off the African American vote, and many African Americans wrote off the Republican Party. That history has prevented us from working together when we agree on great goals. That’s not good for our country. That’s what I’ve come to share with you. We’ve put the interests of the country above political party.”
Obama has already delivered his address to the convention this year, being held in my original hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Back on May 20th of this year John McCain said, “I will go to the NAACP convention.” Last year he declined the speaking invitation. According to the AP story of May 20, 2008; “McCain noted that he “talked about the need to include ‘forgotten Americans'” during a visit he recently made to the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., where Alabama state troopers and local sheriffs deputies stormed and beat 800 blacks and whites marching for voting rights on March 7, 1965.”
At this year’s NAACP convention, while John McCain is running for President: what will he say to them?
Will he address them as he knows them to be?
Will he mention anything about their ‘extra-curricular activities’?
Will he look them in the eye, and tell them he knows what they are, and what they have done?
Will he address the real forgotten Americans?
A week ago I opened http://www.countrybeforeself.com to celebrate McCain’s latest video ‘Love’ which speaks of placing Country Before Self. That site is my public support of his candidacy. I certainly hope I hear the right phrases and the right words from him tomorrow at the NAACP convention. I know he knows. I don’t know if he’ll say it again. At his CPAC speech he addressed the issue that matters.
On July 20th, 2006 President Bush said to the NAACP Convention: ” I want to talk about ways to build what the NAACP has always sought — a nation united, committed to destroying discrimination and extending to every American the full blessings — the full blessings — of liberty and opportunity.”
Tomorrow, will John McCain address the issue that matters?