Minority power in Florida

Slate has a fascinating dispatch from Florida detailing how given the close run thing it was in 2000, how every minority group believes they may hold the keys to a Republican or Democrat Whitehouse. It’s a classic case of how parties wishing to lead in a democracy are compelled to track the changing mores of those they wish to lead. And Mickey Kaus on two unattractive candidates fighting to stay out of the limelight.

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