Deplorables—We’ve Been Here Before

Jud Lounsbury
Hillary Clinton has been the target of a lot of feigned outrage this week for stating the self-evident: Half of Trump’s supporters are attracted to him because of his racism, sexism and many other “isms” that our better angels have rejected as “deplorable.”

While the characterization of Clinton’s comment as a gross political misstep may or may not prove to be correct, it’s always illuminating to look back at previous elections, and there is no election that is more similar to this one than Lyndon Johnson’s 1964 duel with Barry Goldwater.

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