We haven’t met; missed you at the Norfolk GOP breakfast a few weeks back. Couple of my friends speak very highly of you, and I’ve taken what they’ve said into consideration.
Tonight, I received an audio clip of an interview of yours….here’s a transcript:
Questioner: Let’s say…you’re campaigning in some of the urban areas. How would you be able to inspire blacks to vote for Susan Stimpson; what would be your message?
Stimpson: Well, that wouldn’t be a set community that I would try to inspire….
Now, in your defense, it sounds like there may be more that comes after this comment, so I’d like to offer you an opportunity to explain what exactly you meant. Here’s how this is going to go:
Christopher Stearns and Jared Hendrix are big fans of yours (I believe Jared’s on your staff), as well as friends of mine. I’m going to send this to them; hopefully, one of them will get it to you directly. They’ll have that email a few minutes after this post goes live.
Two things I want: an explanation of what you meant when you said you would not try to inspire the black community, and why you feel we are not relevant to your strategy, your campaign…and by extension, what you want to do as Lieutenant Governor.
If you feel you were taken out of context, please explain how. Whatever you send, I’ll post-unedited; a literal copy and paste-on this blog. Both Chris and Jared have my email address; send your response to them and they can forward, or get it from them and feel free to respond directly.
It’s Wednesday evening. You’ve got until tomorrow at noon before the audio clip starts going out to black newspapers across the state, as well as anyone else who might want a copy.
Because they deserve to hear, in your own words, exactly how you feel…and we, as black conservatives, need to know exactly how you expect us to support you when you make ignorant remarks like this. Based strictly on what was said here, you don’t deserve a benefit of the doubt….but in fairness, I’m going to give you one.
Look forward to hearing from you.