Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced this morning that former Birmingham congressman Artur Davis would be a member of his new Black Leadership Council. [...] The chairs of the national council are U.S. Reps. Tim Scott of South Carolina and Allen West of Florida, and Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll. [blogAL.com]
THIS IS a symbolic move coming after the first poll ever to show a Republican candidate for president with 0% support among African Americans.
Republicans and Mitt Romney, specifically, have nowhere to go but up. They just might have to wait until after the Obama era to mobilize around it.