Somewhere in Tallahassee, Steve Schale must be laughing.
On last night’s edition of MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews, USA Today‘s Susan Page listed a number of reasons she thinks Kendrick Meek is a “weak” U.S. Senate candidate in Florida including the fact that he’s…an African-American.
He’s an African-American. We know it’s hard — although not impossible — for African-Americans to win statewide.
Except, you know, the last time an African-American was on the ballot…in 2008. So, no it’s not impossible. As Media Matters wrote, we know it’s hard — although not impossible — for reporters to offer thoughtful political analysis on cable television.