Election 2010: Rachel Maddow in locking up the white vote – COLORLINES
“I’m dreaming of a white christmas, just like the ones I used to know,” lyrics from the popular Christmas song Irving Berlin wrote in 1940 that Bing Crosby made popular in his version in 1941 should be the the teme song of both Democrats and Republicans this year as voters go to the polls for the mid-term elections.
Fortunately, other parties have emerged incorporating both Latinos and African-American candidates such as the Freedom Party and the New York State Green Party . And Latinos contrary to popular predictions are not sitting out the election but as many as one million more thant 2006 going to the polls.
Rachel Maddow looks back at the elections in this country going back to 1952 to what is happening today. In 1964 the Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater lost to Democrat Lyndon B. Johnson in a landslide with only a few states in the deep south solidly Republican.
Yet, supposedly the Republican strategy rooted in this electoral experience later revives the Party when Richard “lock-up” the white vote and won in 1969 to 1974 until impeached. The Republican strategy is the more African-Americans and Latinos register in Democratic Party the more white turn away from it and vote Republican. View the video click below.