My governor, Ed Rendell:
"You've got conservative whites here, and I think there are some whites who are probably not ready to vote for an African-American candidate."
...and therefore black people are unelectable, is what he's suggesting.
All due respect to the governor, but this is pure horseshit. These "conservative whites" won't be voting for a Democrat in the first place. Jesus, governor. What a dumb thing so suggest. And that goes for Mr. Estrich, who wrote a similar thing.
Racist conservative whites? Oh please. Yeah, they're really lining up for liberals these days.