Detroit Free Press, Mitch Albom, “A ridiculous response to Lott’s remarks”:

[…] And in the middle of all this noise, here is the only question that matters: Do blacks, Latinos, Asians and other minorities really feel that anyone is looking out for their interests in this, or just covering their own behinds?

Houston Chronicle, R.G. Ratcliffe, “GOP struggling to reach minorities, adviser says”

[…] “In the (2000) election, one of the greatest failures of our campaign was to get 9 percent of the African-American vote,” Republican strategist Karl Rove said. “No party can be a great party if it does so poorly in such an important part of our great culture.” […]

[…] “People are not going to change their attitudes overnight. They want to hear from us time and time again,” Rove said. “Even where we share common values and common outcomes, common desired outcomes, they’re still suspicious of us — and they have good reason to be.” […]

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