|Richard M. Nixon|
The Dog Whistle Politics passage excerpted at Salon is linked below.
Salon: Excerpts from "Dog Whistle Politics" by Ian Haney-Lopez
"In 1963, Robert Novak had written that many Republican leaders were intent on converting the Party of Lincoln into the White Man’s Party. The following year, Goldwater went down in crushing defeat, winning only 36 percent of the white vote. Even so, less than a decade later, the racial transmogrification of the Republicans was well underway. In 1972, Nixon’s first full dog whistle campaign netted him 67 percent of the white vote, leaving his opponent, George McGovern, with support from less than one in three whites."
---Ian Haney-Lopez, Dog Whistle Politics, excerpted at Salon