MSNBC Contributor: Southern Dems Would Win if POTUS Wasn't Black

MSNBC Contributor: Southern Dems Would Win if POTUS Wasn't Black

MSNBC Political Contributor and Executive Editor of Blue Nation Review Jimmy Williams argued Democratic Senators and Senate candidates Sen. Mary Landrieu (LA), Sen. Kay Hagan (NC), and Michelle Nunn (GA) would win and that “maybe” Alison Grimes (KY) “would do well” if President Obama wasn’t black on MSNBC’s “The Cycle” on Tuesday.

“The problem, though is,…I believe, and I firmly believe this, if we did not have an African-American president in the white house as we speak right now, Mary Landrieu would not be in trouble. Kay Hagan would not be in any kind of trouble. Michelle Nunn would win overwhelmingly. And, you know, maybe Alison Lundergan Grimes would do well” he stated.

Williams added that Democratic candidates in the South should embrace Obama, arguing “look at Alison Lundergan Grimes in Kentucky…she can’t win in that state unless she gets Democrats, moderate Republicans and the African-American community to vote for her. What does she do? She couldn’t even say she voted for the guy [Obama]. Kay Hagan said she voted for him, she’s going to win. Michelle Nunn, she has said she voted for him. She could possibly win, and if she doesn’t win tonight, she may win on January 6th. Mary Landrieu said it. Mary Landrieu cannot win in the state of Louisiana without the black-American vote… if you’re a Democrat and you diss the head of your party, who just so happens to be black, guess what? They’re probably not going to show up to vote for you. It makes common sense.”

(h/t Grabien)

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