Thursday, August 07, 2008

Cohen/Tinker Tonight

I blogged yesterday on the Steve Cohen/Nikki Tinker race in the Tennessee 9th, and one of my undertones was the way it could impact the Black/Jewish relationship. That's unfortunate, because one data point should not a relationship make. But the flip side is that (also, perhaps, unfairly) a Cohen win would be a tremendous vote of confidence for that relationship. Objectively speaking, there is no reason to think that Black voters are actually all that inclined to respond to race-baiting or anti-Semitic dog whistles loudspeakers. But we get nervous, nonetheless. A smashing Cohen victory will help assuage those concerns.

Again, I'm not saying it makes sense. I just think that's the way it is.

Results here here; Swing State Project will keep you posted.

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