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The 7 Snow Whites and Yang

Cory Booker's departure from the presidential race leaves Andrew Yang as the only non-white remaining in the Democrat presidential field.

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez correctly blamed voters. Only white people and Yang had enough electoral and financial support among Democrats to qualify for the next debate.

Perez said, "If you want to make sure that a candidate of color makes the debate stage, when a pollster calls you, make sure you make that preference felt, because that is how you move the polling needle and, again, the voters are the ones who are making these decisions."

Black voters overwhelmingly rejected Booker and Kamala Harris. A poll commissioned by The Hill in September found only 13% support among black voters for the two black senators.

This reflects on Obama's presidency. His failure to deliver any positive change for black Americans in 2 terms stands in stark contrast with President Donald John Trump overseeing an economy that dropped black unemployment to an all-time low while raising black wages to an all-time high.

There also is the inexperience factor. Obama's only accomplishment when he was nominated was writing two memoirs. Black people had to settle for him and overall, I believe most black people are still pleased and proud of him.

They just want something better the second time around. They want someone more experienced and more in tune with black people.

Also, Harris and Booker were terrible campaigners -- wet matches trying to catch fire.

The high black support for Joe Biden reflects well on Obama. Biden has absolutely nothing going for him except his association with Obama. But like Hubert H. Humphrey and Fritz Mondale before him, Biden is the dutiful ex-vice president willing to saddle up and lead a party in distress. Humphrey almost pulled it off in 1968.

Democrats fielded a pretty lousy set of candidates this year, the worst since 1988 when they called them the Seven Dwarfs.

This year's crew is the Seven Snow Whites. (Mini Mike, Quid Pro Joe, Pocahontas, Bernie, Amy the Snow Woman, Tom Steyer, and Alfred E. Neuman)

And Yang.

UPDATE: People have pointed out Deval Patrick is still in the race. I was going by those who made the debate cut. I should have been clearer. I apologize.

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