AP Reporter Responds To Chris Hayes Panel Debate On Racism Of Droppin=?iso-8859-1?Q?=92__G=92s_?=From Obama Speech

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Sep 30 16:10:40 UTC 2011

At 9/29/2011 10:09 PM, Victor Steinbok wrote:
>Really? Tell that to Bill Clinton--he's the only one in recent memory
>who managed to get nominated or elected while being an effective
>code-switcher. The rest tend to be either academic (Gore, Dukakis),
>droning (Bush Sr., Dole, Kerry), semi-flamboyant (and petulant--McCain),
>or "folksy" (Reagan, Bush Jr.).

IIRC, some of these besides Clinton managed to get not only nominated
but elected, and a couple more than once, unfortunately.  (But
perhaps that was despite being ineffective code-switchers.)


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