I was having dinner with some friends this evening, one of whom is a Republican. I started explaining my theory of American politics which is that white voters are, as a group, very right-wing while non-white voters are liberal. He got a little miffed and told me I was generalizing and I told him “no, what I am saying is completely accurate — white voters are, as a group, extremely right-wing”. We got to talking and he told me how much Sarah Palin frightened him. I told him that, if Sarah Palin were the Republican nominee (something I agree is unlikely), she would most likely get the majority of the non-Latino white vote.
It’s really true: check out the 2008 exit polls, McCain won the white vote by 12%, with Palin as his VP. Christine O’Donnell won the white vote in Delaware by about 6%. I don’t want to lay the self-hating white voter thing on too thick, but how scary it that?