|Colin Powell (Photo credit: jdlasica)|
The thing is, the starting point is a false narrative question. Do blacks vote for candidates based on race? Do whites? Let's assume they do. SO WHAT? This is America. As Americans we have the right to exercise our vote in whatever manner we see fit. Being an American means that we can vote for whoever we want for any reason we want. We can vote for a candidate because we like their haircut, because we like their policies or because we like the color of their skin.
As Americans, we are free to exercise our franchise on any basis we please. Whether that's Colin Powell or a low info black voter, or Andrew Breitbart (RIP) or a redneck white voter. If you are a U.S. citizen, you don't have to defend the reason you voted for any candidate. Its among the most basic of the freedoms we enjoy, that we can exercise the franchise as we see fit. It is our birthright as a free people.
Being a free American means we get to vote for whoever we like for whatever damn reason we like. Point blank and simple as that. God bless America.