'An End to the Southern Strategy, But No Post-Racial America' by David A. LoveQuicklink submitted by Hans Bennett Permalink
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|Lee Atwater died a second time, on November 4, 2008, with the election of Obama. And the Southern Strategy died with him. The G.O.P. could no longer depend on racism for their bread and butter. Try as the McCain-Palin ticket did to stoke the flames of racial anger and resentment by conjuring up the image of Obama as the uppity communist Muslim terrorist with a radical Black pastor, the Southern Strategy made its last stand.|
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