March 9, 2014

DIVERSE AS AN MSNBC FANS’ CONVENTION: The Democrats’ 2014 Whitewash: Why are nearly all the statewide Democratic candidates this year white? “The upside of making the race of the candidate an existential issue for African-American voters is, it’s a tremendous motivator to turn out to keep the symbolic leader in office. The downside is, it’s not easily transferable to other candidates – not to other non-white candidates for lower offices, and certainly not to a bunch of white politicians who look pretty much just like the people they are running against. And yet, bafflingly, that is exactly what the Democrats are running in 2014.”

Lose enough of the white vote and the minorities don’t matter. The Democrats seem worried about that.