This weekend I saw this piece of an interview with Ken Blackwell on CNN. In it Ken claims “John McCain is willing to stand before African American voters and say ‘I care’.”

It’s nice to see that McCain found at least one black Republican to support him.

Unfortunately, Blackwell’s claim just isn’t true. Sure, McCain may stand there and SAY he cares- but if he really did care then he wouldn’t have hired former Jesse Helms cohorts to work on his campaign.

If he REALLY cared, John McCain would dump Republican strategist Charlie Black – who “played a particularly central role” in Helms’ infamous 1990 Senate campaign. And Alex Castellanos, the Republican media consultant who actually made the “White Hands” commercial that Helms ran against Harvey Gantt in 1990…

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