AP Reporter Responds To Chris Hayes Panel Debate On Racism Of Droppin' G's From Obama Speech

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Sep 30 17:22:09 UTC 2011

Isn't that what I said?


On 9/30/2011 12:10 PM, Joel S. Berson wrote:
  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.)
> Joel

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