"So why don't blacks vote Republican? The answer is simple: Conservatives have never stood with, or up for, black people. Never. Conservatives opposed the Voting Rights Act. They opposed school integration. They opposed the Montgomery Bus Boycott. They opposed a law to crack down on lynching. These are the people for whom African Americans are now supposed to vote? To make the argument is to betray a stunning contempt for the intelligence — and memory — of black voters."
"In racial politics, the issues are never just black and white. The Herald sent two reporters — a white man raised in Jacksonville and an African American from Los Angeles — in a journey through the South."
“You cannot run the country the way you run a business,” says David Adams, spokesman for the Republican Party of Florida. “You can’t tell the Congress, ‘Hey, here’s my bill — and if you don’t pass it, you’re fired.’ ”