The Year of the Black Republican?

The Washington Post has a big front-page story today, titled: "The Year of the Black Republican?" It begins:

COLUMBUS, Ohio — When J. Kenneth Blackwell took the stage here on May 2 to claim the Republican nomination for governor, he became something more than his party’s standard-bearer in a bellwether state.

"We’ve gone from a model of outreach to a model of inclusion,’ (RNC Chairman Ken) Mehlman said. ‘Outreach is a top-down approach. Inclusion says, ‘Let’s find some really good people and encourage them to run for office."

… Several months ago, I wrote an article rating Blackwell and the other Black GOP candidates. Today, my rating looks even more accurate than ever. Let’s see if my predictions continue to hold up.