May 18th, 2010
09:07 AM ET
soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. Good

    Good for her, it shows that not all conservatives are angry old white men as pelosi and reid would have us to believe, so they can get their socialistic programs pushed through.

    May 18, 2010 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  2. awaitingliberalizationbyCNN

    Not all African-Americans listen to the National Association for the Advancement of LIberal Colored People or to poverty pimps like Jesse Jackson and the Reverand Al, Some can actually think for themselves and have shed the slavery mentality that they have to be told what to do.

    May 18, 2010 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  3. James

    New face of the GOP, interesting. I commend her and her efforts and pray that she is successful. There is also a face for the GOP in Charlotte NC running for Sheriff of Mecklenburg County. Christopher Hailey has the credentials, integrity and conservative views yet lacks the support of some GOP leaders and office seekers and some are wondering why.

    Christopher Hailey is running against a Democrat in the general election and is an agent for change as a experienced Law Enforcement Officer, educator, administrator, conservative and did I mention African American male. Some may call his lack of support by high ranking GOP leaders politics while those who are inclusive and those seeking to be included would refer to this lack of support as... I think you get the point.

    May 18, 2010 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  4. Michael Armstrong Sr.

    She needs to learn how to crawl before she takes off running .

    May 18, 2010 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  5. Andrew from Cincinnati

    It's nice to see the GOP diversifying some more. I hope it continues if they take back Congress in the Fall. We need divided government again.

    May 18, 2010 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  6. SuperD

    That's the problem for the Black America, they have been sold for years and decades via Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and others that the Democrats have the best plan for them. Yes they have a plan for them, keep them under their thumb, less Jesse and Al have to get a real job.

    May 18, 2010 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  7. doug

    I'm not very religious, can't think of the last time I prayed, but I will be saying a prayer for the safety of this brave, patriotic woman from the extremist racists of the Robert Byrd Dixiecrat party.

    African Americans have made great strides for equality in America but one thing they don't have that their white neighbors do is ideological freedom. This women is no different than Rosa Parks not giving her seat up on the bus in Montgomery. She is fighting the Democrat system that tells African Americans that there are not allowed to have their own political views, that they do not have the freedom to develop their own views and beliefs.

    She will be accused of doing something disgusting and evil that in reality only a liberal Democrat could ever do. Just like the Coke can thing with Clarence Thomas, something only a Democrat could think up because only a Democrat would do.

    May 18, 2010 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  8. Dave

    I am trying to think of the right words: pawn, fool, etc. What is she thinking? Did she even watch the Republican convention in 2008? Did she see a single non-white face in the crowd? Did she see any immigrants?

    I am assuming that she is thinking that she is going to change the republican party from within. Wrong answer. The democratic party may not be the answer but she sure is wrong about the republican party.

    May 18, 2010 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  9. rachel

    Go sister! it's time dems stop thinking they have a lock on our votes and that we all think alike and trying to call any african american who isn't a dem a sell out or uncle tom!

    May 18, 2010 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  10. Rick McDaniel

    As blacks continue to acquire education, wealth, and prominence in the US (which they are), they will move more and more to the party of wealth and power.

    Nothing unusual or unexpected about that.

    May 18, 2010 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  11. stevegee

    The GOP lost its way during the Bush years. Now, it's back on the right track - with the conservative principles that made this country great! Better yet, it's now the political party where race, color or creed doesn't matter.

    And after all the conservative victories in 2010, there's going to be a Grand Old Party like this country has never seen!

    May 18, 2010 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  12. Dano

    Any person of color, even those with lots of money, who thinks the GOP cares one bit about their interests is deluding themselves. The Republican base would rebel against them if they addressed any issues that are important to minorities. The only thing in the GOP platform is God, guns, more tax cuts for the wealthy, and removing any and all regulation of businesses. It's been that way for as long as I can remember, at least for the last 40 years, and probably long before that.

    May 18, 2010 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  13. david

    i love her she is so cool an american you go girl goooood luck

    May 18, 2010 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  14. once upon a horse

    As an African-American myself it would be very interesting to here why she is a Republican. The GOP inspite of having Mike Steele as their chair has very rarely shown much interest in going after the AA vote.....in fact I can't recall seeing many even campaign in AA communities. I give Sen McCain credit because he DID reach out to African-Americans even though he said he doubted if they would voted for him, but at least he did try. Sarah Palin on the other hand allowed racists names and slogans to appear at her rallies and did NOTHING about them. I have voted Republican in the past because I supported some of their stands, yet it would be nice to see some type of diversity in that party. All blacks are NOT on the dole and just looking for handouts.

    May 18, 2010 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  15. Ben in Texas

    I wouldn't question the sincerity of Princella Smith. In fact, she's just the type of idealistic young person the Repugnant machine likes to get hold of and use. An enthusiastic young black woman is like gold to them, because they can use her to claim diversity and get some of the stink of racism off themselves.

    Older and more experienced African Americans can see that, overall, the Repugnant Party is dedicated to furthering the interests of a small group of mostly white and extremely rich people. When that reality dawns on Ms. Smith, she may change her tune or she may totally sell out to that group, as Michael Steele has done.

    May 18, 2010 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  16. Wake UP

    Lib media, just wants to "make the news" instead of report it. Is Colin Powell african american? Is Condoleeza Rice African-American?
    There are many Republican minorities.
    Didn't a repub pres appoint Clarence Thomas? Republicans give the BEST people the job EQUALLY. However, dems exlpoit race and race bait to constantly con minorities to be sucked into big govt love from dems.

    May 18, 2010 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  17. debbie

    NO she is not the new face of the GOP. She is one person. The GOP and DEMS for that matter are known by their actions. People are pretty done with any politician saying this or that, sending mailers, etc. It's all in their actions.

    May 18, 2010 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  18. Child . . .please.

    What a tool.

    May 18, 2010 10:53 am at 10:53 am |