How many time have you heard the term “Ground Game” applied to the politics? It refers to organizing folks to knock on doors and make calls for their candidates. Hillary Clinton is a flawed candidate, but she does have the “Ground Game”. Recently I saw it in operation when I attend the annual Labor Day Parade in Milford, NH. Milford is the ideal venue for Politicians, it has an town oval that concentrates folks and has what might be called good “optics”. The Democrats were there in force, driving around on a truck bearing the Teamster Union Label. Lots of banners and even balloons. No sign of Trumpsters and folks like Kelly Ayotte didn’t bother to add his name to their banners.
Cutting edge historians are breaking new ground to help us understand the dogged persistence of white racism.