Did someone call my name?
First off, Matt D, you're hardly the voice of Black America.
Not all Blacks (including myself) are in love with Jesse Jackson.
But other than that, I'm not going to shoot down your post because believe it or not, I agree with it, except that you may have exaggerated the situation a bit.
Yes, the Black vote is a pretty solid block in most cases. That's because most Blacks are in the same or similar situation, so it should make sense that we vote similarly.
The Gay population is a very strong block as well simply because Republicans are more against Gay marriage than liberals. (BTW, I'm not gay, so you can keep your kisses to yourself.
)The Latinos are a block of votes also, but not nearly as strong as Blacks and Gays.
Now about them women... I actually don't think that a woman candidate would necessarily get all the woman vote. A woman candidate for the Dems would probably not pull any conservative women to her side. However, I think a woman for the Republicans could pull some women from the Dem side because of the perception of being more compassionate.
Now back to the topic of the thread: One poll says that 59% of the voters want Gore to concede. Hmmm. Let's analyze that for a second. 48% of the voters voted for Bush. You can bet that all of them want Gore to concede cuz that means their guy wins. So, only 11% of non-Bush voters want Gore to concede. Compare that to 41% that don't want him to concede. That's not too hard to understand is it? What is more important imo is that over 3/4 of Gore voters want him to push on. If 3/4s of your backers said push on, wouldn't you push on?