For John, BLUF: I don't think we really know. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From Columnist John Cassidy and The New Yorker we have "Obama and the G.O.P.’s Red Sea".
With a headline like that, one would expect at least one comment on "parting the Red Sea", but nota. I was disappointed.
This was a he said, she said kind of discussion. I was surprised by two things. The first was the mention of Richard Nixon and the "Southern Strategy". For one thing, there was no strategy involved. It was just going to happen. The other is, if I can't bring up the racist tradition of the Democrat Party, and Democrats tell me I can't, why do we go back to the Nixon Era, almost half a century ago?
The second thing is the minimum discussion of minorities. The article does talk about "white working class" voters, but while it mentions Hispanics once, it skips over Blacks. I wonder if the author privately thinks Blacks may go back to voting Republican if Dr Ben Carson is on the ticket? If there is a growing class of Black entrepreneurs out there they might well wander over to the other side, the side that has the values that is probably present in Northeast Washington, but not necessarily Southeast.
I read this article so you don't have to.
Regards — Cliff
★ I have noted that the Press is making up stories to try to damage Dr Carson, stories the likes of which they would not make up over Candidate Senator Obama. In fact, the MSM is still covering for the earlier life of President Obama, and that is fine, but one should never suggest it is equal coverage.