Let me get the obvious out of the way: Manny would have won this fight if it was only ten rounds, and if this fight was held five years ago, Manny would have T/KOed Floyd. This is why Floyd didn’t want any part of a fight with Manny until now, because time has subtracted from Manny’s punching ability but not as much from Floyd’s ability to move around the ring to avoid Manny’s punches. Manny landed some great blows on Floyd, and if the Manny of five years ago would have been the one throwing those punches, they would have sent Floyd to the mat. But, it was what it was, which means that Floyd will buy 150 new cars instead of the only 100 he would have bought had he lost, and his winning will mean that he’s going to bail Suge Knight out of the hoosegow. Though Floyd better not ever hope to see that $10 million ever again, with Suge Knight about to flee to Bolivia with a fake passport.
Now, down to business.
The crowd last night was very much a Manny crowd. At first, I thought it was a function of Las Vegas having a substantial Filipino population. But the more I think it through, the more that theory falls apart. First off, there aren’t that many Filipinos, and second, it’s not as if every one could afford a ticket to this thing. So why was the crowd so pro-Manny? Because it was everyone else versus black.
“Everyone else versus black.” That reminds me of something. That is, Steve Sailer’s suggestion on how to drive a wedge between black Democrats and non-white non-black Democrat leaners.
This is something that may hit the Democrat Party upside the head in the near future, and they don’t even know what’s coming. In various cities, whose politics are exclusively within the confines of the Democrat Party, you do see this often: Everyone else versus the blacks. And, contra Steve Sailer’s suggestion, it might not take any Republican doing anything to make this happen; just sit back and wait for the black undertow to chimp out, which is about as insightful as sitting back and waiting for the sun to rise in the east. Then, Hispanics and Asians and other non-black non-white voters will mostly stay home, and a few will vote Republican.
You saw a little bit of this in 2014; even though I think turnout among all non-white groups was depressingly low, even lower than the 2010 midterms, (Census Bureau will come out with that data next month, so by then we’ll be able to confirm or rebuke my theory), Republicans and Democrats split the Asian vote, compared to Obama carrying it by about 3-1 over Romney, and Republicans got 38% of the Hispanic vote, close to Bush’s high water mark of 40% of Hispanics in 2004 and 11% higher than Romney’s 27%, (all the while, many individual Republican candidates ran as immigration restrictionists in 2014), and even among blacks, whose turnout was probably the lowest of all, Republicans got 10% of it, which, by black and Republican standards, is astronomical. Meanwhile, whites, at 60% Republican, were barely higher than the 58% of the white vote that Romney got. Point is, Ferguson was the major driver between Hispanics and Asians and even a few blacks swinging their vote, but mostly staying home. In the case of blacks, there was no Obama on the ballot.
The big hitch in that is the way the Stupid Party will react. They’ll actually be dumb enough to think that they’re actually making inroads with Hispanics and Asians, and start moving to the left thinking they can get more of them. When in reality the only reason they’ll be getting those voters is the main reason why they get a lot of the white voters they get, because they perceive the other party to be the black party.