Why did the Blacks in the Democratic presidential race fail to rise? Here are three theories

Nii Ntreh Jan 15, 2020 at 05:30pm

January 15, 2020 at 05:30 pm | Opinions & Features

Nii Ntreh

Nii Ntreh | Associate Editor

January 15, 2020 at 05:30 pm | Opinions & Features

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Struggled as she did, Harris was viewed as unrelatable. Photo Credit: Thehill.com

They were not relatable

How does a politician become relatable? What has been sold to Americans over the years is the image of a person you can have a beer with – whatever that means.

In one of the debates, Booker attempted to come off as folksy by uttering a colloquialism – “You’re dipping into the Kool-Aid and don’t even know the flavor many” – many African-Americans have not heard. Unsurprisingly, it backfired.

And then there was Harris dancing to Cardi B and Beyonce but those never quite flew.

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