The press reported on Tuesday that Sen. Hillary Clinton had scored a coup in the presidential race by winning the endorsement of a key black political leader in South Carolina, state Sen. Darrell Jackson.
Now it has come to light that just days earlier, Clinton’s campaign reached a deal to pay Jackson’s consulting firm $10,000 a month through the 2008 elections – a deal worth more than $200,000.
"Jackson had also been in talks with Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign about endorsing him and entering into a consulting contract for more than $5,000, sources said – raising questions about whether Jackson’s endorsement was bought by a higher bidder,” the New York Post reported.
Jackson – who is also the minister of a large church in the state capital, Columbia – acknowledged that he should have revealed his financial dealings with the Clinton campaign when he and fellow state Sen. Robert Ford, who is also African-American, endorsed Clinton.
Hillary buying Black vote was definitely not in her campaign plans, but by refusing to underestimate the liberal media's fascination with Barack Obama, once again you're shown just how politically savvy Bill and Hillary Clinton are.
They'll do or say anything to win, which makes them the perfect cons for the political spectrum as they've mastered the art of charm while suckering you to believe anything they tell you simply because it feels and sounds so good. And by crafting a moderate-to-conservative image on the issues, Hillary will appeal to Blacks the same way her husband did for 8 years as president. As a result, indepenents and even some liberal Republicans will vote for her, while extreme Left-wing nuts who might not like Hillary will just be happy to have a Democrat in office.
It's a formula that's worked before and if you're Hillary it's a formula that can work again come 2008. Too bad she had to waste some of that $100 million campaign budget on a faction she once held in the back pocket.