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The Southern Strategy - The Lee Atwater Interview

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NanuqoftheNorth    7,811

George Wallace, isn't that the guy who ran against Richard "Southern Strategy" Nixon?

The same, he ran to the right of Nixon. He out Southern-ed Nixon's "Southern Strategy" as a third party candidate.

Just like today, the "Southern Strategy" back then was somewhat of a misnomer, as it attracted people throughout the nation that were typically more rural and conservative.

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FurdTurgason    79

Race didn't cause the Repubs the election. Their tie-in to the religious right costs them more votes than anything else. The two idiots who made the rape comments should be sent bouquets by Obama.

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PhillyB    40,346

white people: pro-preferential treatment for century after century until it started benefitting blacks.

  • Pie 1

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frash.exe    10,817

does delhommey bring up race at social gatherings to the point that his acquaintances start hiding from him? because it seems to be the only thing he talks about on here...

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Chimera    3,446

The same, he ran to the right of Nixon. He out Southern-ed Nixon's "Southern Strategy" as a third party candidate.

Just like today, the "Southern Strategy" back then was somewhat of a misnomer, as it attracted people throughout the nation that were typically more rural and conservative.

Well 1968 was well before I took my first breath on this earth, so I won't say what the campaign was all about. But judging by the election map, Nixon seemed to run a "nationwide" strategy. He won practically everything except the northeast and the gulf coast.

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Delhommey    2,796

does delhommey bring up race at social gatherings to the point that his acquaintances start hiding from him? because it seems to be the only thing he talks about on here...

Let's just say if I was on a message board of Holocaust deniers, I'd mostly bring that up.

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Gazi    3,807

this kinda makes liberals look like the jerks. we should be above this kinda stuff.

In the meantime, he's wondering if you opened those Obama gifts yet, cause his gas needs pumping

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Gazi    3,807

You get butthurt over a gas station photo in a thread titled Southern Strategy? :lol:

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