Look Who's Given Up on the White Male

Democrats dumped NASCAR dads in 2008
By Caroline Miller,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 17, 2007 6:38 PM CDT

(Newser) – One constituency the Democrats have conspicuously not been courting this primary season is the blue-collar white male, and they shouldn't start any time soon, recommends Salon's Thomas Schaller. Bubba went to the other side in the late '80s and never looked back. The Dems didn't give up easily, but this year's crop of candidates has finally thrown in the towel, Schaller says.

In part that's because it's hopeless: it's difficult to imagine Hillary Clinton's strategy on wooing a groups that basically hates her. But with the non-white electorate bigger every year, and the growing enfranchisement of Latino and African American voters, he argues, it makes sense for Democrats to kiss them goodbye and not look back. (Read more white male stories.)