I’ve heard in recent days that African American voters who support Biden and not Bernie, are “pragmatic” and in the South, even “conservative.” Fear is what motivated them. This really misses the mark. First of all, who isn’t fearful of a second Trump term? But more to the point, Black voters are the most politically astute and strategically sophisticated component of the electorate. This has been the case for a long time. And their votes in South Carolina and on Super Tuesday demonstrate this fact. In their calculus, I would argue, Joe Biden was considered the candidate best able to assemble the kind of expansive election coalition that is capable of defeating Trump and regaining control of the Senate, while retaining a Democratic majority in the House. It looks like in the wake of Super Tuesday that they are right. In the coming weeks we will find out for sure.