From the Corner:
I\’m getting a lot of emails pointing out that of course people believe Reagan was a bigot. Let me clarify what I meant — nobody who has seriously examined the man and his political career believes that Reagan is a bigot.
OK, and Paul Krugman responds:
That is, of course, not the question. Reagan’s personal attitude is of no consequence. The question is whether he deliberately appealed to bigots, as a political tactic. And he did.
Or is it that only southern whites are bigots who politicians should not attempt to attract while other kinds of bigots are good clean voters?