Clearly, the phrase had nothing to do with West's race or with America's shameful history of using slaves on Southern plantations.
Yet the phrase hit a nerve with West's supporters, who are fiercely protective of their candidate and who "bombarded" West campaign headquarters to complain about Man's description. Writes Man:
West has a national base of fans on the Internet. My suspicion is that those people, unlike Broward residents, may not get the geographic reference.