Young Black Republican Kind of Maybe Prefers Obama, Now That You Mention It

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“That a country that was founded by slavery could actually elect a black person to be its highest person in office, it’s just amazing,” Richard Ivory, the blogger behind HipHopRepublican, which is geared toward black Republicans, tells the Times today. “The appeal of Barack and Michelle Obama in my life is that when I look at them, I also see members of my family … When I see their two daughters, I see my cousins. There is an appeal there — a personal appeal … I always say my heart is with Obama but my brain is with McCain … That sums up the struggle with me.” [NYT]