The Democratic dream coalition this year is supposed to be African-American voters (often termed simply “Obama voters” which ignores the fact that lots of white Alabamians also voted for Obama) and rural white voters. The obvious difficulty with that coalition is finding a message that will appeal to the two rather disparate groups. This message from Sen. Hank Sanders is probably not intended for all listeners, but apparently made it onto some of the wrong answering machines.
Hello this is Hank Sanders, Alabama state Senator, and I’m still mad as hell. I say hell no! I ain’t going back to the cotton fields of Jim Crow days. I’m going forward with Ron Sparks, Jim Folsom and others who would do right by all of us. I hope you are mad as hell and will not go back, and you have the power to choose. I will stand until hell freezes over for Ron Sparks for Governor and Jim Folsom for Lt. Governor on November the 2nd.
Paid for by Alabama New South.
A message that might appeal to both Democratic groups is something like:
Republicans are taking care of the rich people; Democrats care about people like you.
Why not put that on a robocall?