I am curious: Why are people surprised, amazed, and/or shocked when a black man and/or a woman is a Republican? I vote every year but I've never voted Republican.
....I think that as a people we have become so disenchanted with the Republican agenda that we cannot accept "one of our own" being Republican. I can understand that but the other side of the equation is that we risk blindly following the Democrats. I'm sure that there are good Republicans just as much as I'm sure there are bad Democrats. We as a people need to challenge everything, question everything, and validate everything.
This question intrigued me and I kept finding myself going back to his point. What is the real issue with an African-American being a Republican? Are we limiting ourselves by not having more African-American Republicans? Are we missing an opportunity to influence the Republican Party?