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Candidates need to offer more than vague promises

During the 2008 presidential primaries, when things were heating up, I penned one of my more controversial perspectives. Back then, my focus wasn't just Bill and Hillary Clinton, but other white politicians that cozy up to black clergy, for the sole purpose of garnering African-American voter support. I suggested that once elected, they pay little attention to the issues that impact the black community. The sudden appearance of glad-handing politicians in the pews brings to mind songwriter Carole King's hit that asked, "Will you still love me tomorrow?" Here's a bit of the 2008 perspective that prompted a fair amount of discourse. "Numbered are the...