Thursday, August 30, 2012

Republican Pollster Whit Ayres discusses race and American Politics

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This week the GOP has presented a strong slate of Latino, African-American, and female speakers who have addressed overwhelmingly white RNC audiences. But the illusion of diversity is hard to put over with prominent Republicans like South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham saying things like, "“We’re not generating enough angry white guys to stay in business for the long term.” Today at a breakfast for the Tennessee Republican Delegation pollster Whit Ayres laid out the demographic realities underpinning what appears to be a two pronged strategy of racially charged rhetoric combined with an attempt to cultivate more diversity — or, at least, that impression.

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