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MLK Niece: Debate Should Give Black Voters Doubts About Obama

Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 06:52 AM

By Paul Scicchitano

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Black voters would have learned from Mitt Romney's Tuesday night debate performance, if they were listening, Martin Luther King's niece, Alveda King, told Newsmax in an exclusive interview.

"If African-Americans were listening very closely then that should have
given [them] another indicator that we're already doing pretty badly —
and four more years under this is not going to help us anymore,"
explained King, who is also a Newsmax contributor.

Despite the president's overwhelming lead among black voters, she
said that those who truly listened to the two men may have been swayed
to Romney's side.

Urgent Poll: Obama or Romney? Who Won the Second Debate?

"There will be more who would say, 'No, I need to re-examine this thing.
I'm not so sure I want to just vote for President Obama again.'" she
explained, noting that the president  acquitted himself better than in the first debate when he "totally tanked" but that he didn't carry the night either.

"When President Obama was really hit hard with some hard questions, he
never really answered. He dodged a lot of answers," she said.

King, whose family home in Birmingham, Ala., was bombed as was her
father's church office in Louisville, Ky. during the civil rights struggle, said that African-Americans have been hard hit by the economy and that the president hasn't delivered much needed jobs to the black community.

She pointed to an exchange over funding for Planned Parenthood in
particular.

"Even if the money that is given to Planned Parenthood was cut and put into finding jobs for people, then exactly what President Obama needs to do is to cut Planned Parenthood," she said. "He's not ready to do that because black people need jobs. Black people don't need abortions."

King added that Planned Parenthood funds the "lion's share of abortions in America, getting $1 million a day from tax dollars and some other bonuses through President Obama's administration."

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