I had a conversation this past Labor Day weekend with a close friend of mine that I grew up with as a kid. It had been a long time since he and I had spoken, so there was a lot of catching up to do as one might imagine.

After spending time talking about our families, friends, and careers, the conversation switched to politics and Barack Obama. My friend by the way is a devoted Republican that crossed party lines in 2008 to vote for the current president. He was unimpressed after watching the recent Republican convention and says that he will not be voting for Barack Obama again.

My friend went on to say that he has had enough of politics and would not be voting for anyone this time around. When I asked him why he voted for Barack in 2008, here’s what he had to say: “In 2008, Barack had sold the country on “CHANGE” and it seemed like the entire country was injected with new life and we finally had some one that looked like you and I for the top position that was promising a better economy and a fix in Washington. But what has he done nothing! Look at the minority communities and the shape that they are in as it relates to jobs and the economy. I am extremely disappointed in President Barack Obama because I feel that he made a lot of promises and did not deliver on them.”

A lot of analysts are saying that Mitt Romney has 0-1% of the African American vote. Is this because African Americans do not like what Mitt has to say, or is 99% of African Americans voting for Barack or not voting at all this time around?