Jean Hervey stared at rows and rows of Obama campaign buttons at the Charlotte Convention Center and couldn’t find the one she wanted — a button that would signal the support of black voters for the first African-American president.
“You have buttons for everything from beach bums to bike riders, and they don’t have anything that says African-Americans for Obama,” said Hervey, who came from Plumerville, Arkansas. “They just don’t think.”
A sales clerk went looking for a button that would meet Hervey’s request.
“He’s got to dig for it,” said Hervey, who thinks Obama has been subject to“blatant racism” during his first term in office.“It’s a shame.”