We're in the full swing of the 2008 election cycle. But, in a groundbreaking year for race in politics, Patrik Henry Bass has noticed one influential group that's been quiet: black preachers. Traditionally, the black church has played a pivotal role in general elections. But with Barack Obama as the Democratic nominee, is the black vote locked up? Or, is there a small percentage of black conservative churchgoers who could pull a November surprise in favor of McCain?
Guest: Patrik Henry Bass, Takeaway contributor and ESSENCE magazine senior editor