This could be the final hurrah for what became known as Nixon\’s southern strategy in what is shaping up to be the most racially polarised election ever.
That\’s a ludicrous assertion.
They had a civil war at least partially about the \”peculiar institution\”. They had elections almost wholly about race, whether that institution should be permitted in newer states. Hell, post WWII they still had people running for office on segregationist grounds.
Seriously, someone wants to claim that Romney v Obama is more racially polarised than when Strom Thurmond was on the stump? Than when MLK was fighting, rightly, for the most basic civil liberties for those of a duskier hue?
Get a sense of proportion would you?