The endorsement of both candidates is a blatant slap in the face to black voters, a majority of whom have placed their support behind former Vice President Joe Biden. It shows the New York Times editorial board didn’t take into account that to win the Democratic nomination, you have to do well with black voters who are the Democratic Party’s most loyal and important voting bloc. Neither Warren nor Klobuchar polls well with black voters. A recent Washington Post-Ipsos poll has Warren receiving 9% of the black vote and Klobuchar receiving less than 0.5% support from black voters.
There is a consistent and persistent theme in politics, a serious level of naivete regarding electoral politics and black voters. This endorsement by the New York Times is the clearest example of that and shows just how little people understand about black voters, including the white “woke” liberal class.
With numbers such as those for both Warren and Klobuchar, how in the world could any sensible person expect one of them to win the Democratic nomination, let alone win in a general election? No serious person should give the New York Times endorsement any serious consideration or weight because it doesn’t warrant any.
This endorsement says a lot about how black voters are viewed and their importance in electoral politics and not in a good way. The endorsement speaks of a class of people, like demigods, who are so far removed from the reality of how black voters feel, they didn’t even bother to place any serious weight on actual data that showcase black sentiments.