I ran across this survey and thought I would post it here to get some feedback and your thoughts.
As a conservative, I found these two quotes to be of particular interest.
1)"Two of the four mentioned most often _ Rice and Powell _ are from a Republican administration that is unpopular with most blacks"
2)"A more diversified black community doesn't find it necessary to have one voice."
Is this survey indicative of a shift in the black community from blind allegiance to a party for partys sake toward a more educated and thought out approach concerning leadership?
Hurricane Katrina - and this administrations lack of a timely response - seemed to play a large role in some of the responses, and given that, I found it curious that Rice came in just under Jackson - as opposed to Farrakhan or Sharpton.
But I also found it hopeful in that many blacks, while blaming Bush for the response, don’t seem to be blaming the entire Republican Party – something even the most senior Democrats in Washington have been unable to do.