Ben Smith notes that Donald Trump is risking a backlash
from black voters if he continues to court the Birthers.
Donald Trump's strategy of spurring interest in his presidential campaign by flirting with discredited theories about President Barack Obama's birthplace is stirring a growing backlash among prominent African-Americans, who are protective of the first black president and, in some cases, concerned that Trump is making a coded racial appeal.
Now I think the Birthers are morons, and Trump is a fool for courting them. But something like 99% of blacks are going to vote for Obama anyway. So this won't cost him anything with black voters.
Intelligent whites, on the other hand....