Thursday, November 8, 2012

Quote of the day: “Appealing to Hispanics” and “Appealing to women”

I am hearing a great deal of talk about "appealing to Hispanics" and "appealing to women." But I am not hearing much about endorsing actual policies. What happened last night is not a matter of cosmetics. This is not false consciousness. This a real response to real policies. Mitt Romney actually endorsed Arizona's immigration policies. You can't fix this by flashing more pictures of brown people.

This is not a "branding problem." This is a "problem problem." Latino voters didn't go crazy. Latino voters went voter.
- Ta-Nehisi Coates on the inability of white male voters to elect Mitt Romney in 2012.

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