The following is in response to a person who commented on the article in The Rocky Mount Telegram titled, “Democrats focus on taxes, education and allegations in District 3.”
As a life fully paid member of the NAACP I want to serve notice that The NAACP local and statewide nor the National can not endorse candidates. So when and where did the local NAACP come out in print against Frankie Bordeaux who is challenging incumbent Senator Clark Jenkins and candidate Dr. Florence Arnold Armstrong because obviously I missed that.
I guess one would say Armstrong is splitting the votes since Bordeaux came out last year sending a message especially through billboards that he was going to run against Jenkins long before the filing period began. Yeah it would be interesting if Armstrong was to come out as the winner.
This person said, “Armstrong has walked away from her elected responsibility more than one time, that it doesn’t matter if it was for a job or anything, her history shows she is not likely to stick with the job once elected.” Oh hell no don’t go there. Both of the reasons were legit, the first move for a better job and the second which I strongly feel is the last because she and her husband built a beautiful home on the family farm.
I totally agree with this person the question should be which one of the black candidates is more electable within the black community? This has been my question and I asked that question to certain folks.
I said to some folks either you want Jenkins out or you want to keep him in. I said it appears that Bordeaux has the funds to run an aggressive campaign and he has a good chance of defeating Jenkins. But this is where black folks continue to be their worst enemies because these same folks are running around saying they don’t like Bordeaux so they will not support him. Well hell they say they don’t like Jenkins either but in my opinion if anyone can defeat him it would be Bordeaux.
The same black folks who do not like Jenkins and Bordeaux are willing to sacrifice removing Jenkins because they don’t like Bordeaux who is running the most aggressive campaign I have seen in Edgecombe County and surrounding counties but not limited to. So since these black folks do not like Jenkins nor Bordeaux, what in the hell are they going to do if Bordeaux wins?
This person says Bordeaux has a stronger looking resume than Armstrong. This is funny because this person has been talking against Bordeaux up until now so does this person realize that all the Cambridge talk they have been posting has basically been a scare tactic to keep folks from voting for Bordeaux.
This person asked the question, "Will Clark Jenkins be able to pull in enough loyal black voters to give him a decisive win? Time will tell."
But the question for me is will the average black voters be persuaded by the loyal Jenkins supporters to continue to vote for him? Jenkins job is fairly easy because his black supporters must work hard to get him re-elected, Bordeaux and Armstrong black supporters must work hard to get them elected. And the funny thing about it all is these black folks are divided on trying to put a black person in a seat that was created to help ensure black representation.
So who will get the white votes? Has anyone figured out that question yet?