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Black Conservatives Split the Vote

Today we had a great segment on how black conservatives would vote in the pesidential election. Recognizing they're a diverse group, we asked two conservatives and the author of a book on black conservatives to parse the vote.

Some will choose the man who could become America's first black president.

Some will vote for McCain, a Republican candidate who may have more in common with their ideological positions.

In fact, our guest Kevin Ross said he'd vote for Obama. He hosts the Kevin Ross Show on BlogTalkRadio.com and blogs at 3 Brothers and A Sister.

On the other hand, blogger Michael D. Cobb Bowen (who graciously jumped back into the fray after being in today's roundtable) made the case for McCain.

We also spoke with Christopher Bracey, law professor at George Washington University, who wrote the book Saviors or Sellouts: The Promise and Peril of Black Conservatism, from Booker T. Washington to Condoleezza Rice.

If you're a black Republican or conservative, who speaks to you?