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Leading GOP candidates lack connections to Blacks



By Dennis B. Rogers

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The race for the United States presidency is on. As of Tuesday, January 4, 2012, the results of the Republican Presidential Primary are in. The Iowa Caucus has concluded, and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney edged out U.S. Senator Rick Santorum by eight votes. According to Iowa poll data, Romney got 30,015 votes (24.6 percent), Santorum received 30,007 votes (24.5 percent), Ron Paul received 26,219 votes (21.4 percent), Newt Gingrich received 16,251 votes (13.3 percent), and Rick Perry received 12,604 votes (10.3 percent). When considering the probable winner, one should note that in the history of America‚Äôs 44 presidents only 12 have been elected who were not U.S. Senators, governors or vice presidents. Continue Reading →

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