Lee Atwater's southern strategy is on its last legs.--SS
Republicans face unexpected challenges in coastal South amid shrinking white vote - The Washington Post:
"The nation’s first black president finished more strongly in the region than any other Democratic nominee in three decades, underscoring a fresh challenge for Republicans who rely on Southern whites as their base of national support.
Obama won Virginia and Florida and narrowly missed victory in North Carolina. But he also polled as well in Georgia as any Democrat since Jimmy Carter, grabbed 44 percent of the vote in deep-red South Carolina and just under that in Mississippi — despite doing no substantive campaigning in any of those states."
Read the whole thing: Republicans face unexpected challenges in coastal South amid shrinking white vote.