“Vote Blue No Matter Who” and the Generational Divide of the Black Vote

Donney Rose
Mar 7, 2020 - 9:00

My first lesson on the cultural norms of the two-party political system came when I was 12-years-old. The year was 1992 and Bill Clinton had just been elected president. My mother was excited about the prospect of watching a “lively” inauguration ball on television because as she put it, Democrats were not as stiff as Republicans. It should also be noted that during his campaign run, Clinton made an appearance playing the saxophone on “The Arsenio Hall” show and would later on being culturally revered as “the first Black president,” mainly because of his affinity for Black culture. 

History would later inform us that...

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5 Replies to ““Vote Blue No Matter Who” and the Generational Divide of the Black Vote”

  1. The point of #votebluenomatterwho is not that we have no choice in the primary. The message is that after we select a nominee, whether it is who we supported in the primary or not, everyone needs to unite behind them. Otherwise, we will have four more years of Trump—and all of us want to avoid that.

  2. This is dangerous thinking. Dislike or disinterest for the blue candidate in 2016 kept many of us from the polls. We have lived with the result and we cannot allow it to happen in 2020. If you don’t want the disaster that is Trump, you must vote blue no matter who.

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