Legendary Alabama Black Leader Talks Politics
The so-called Obama era for African-Americans in politics is coming up short. Recently, U.S. Rep. Artur Davis, who was bidding to be Alabama's first black governor, lost in a resounding defeat to his white opponent, largely because blacks did not vote for him. Host Michel Martin speaks with Joe Reed, the chairman of the Alabama Democratic Conference, the oldest black political organization in Alabama. They talk about what Davis' defeat means, who exactly is prospering in the post Obama era, and what this means for local political races in 2010.