GOP Race-Fail: Mississippians Against Interracial Marriage, Another George Allen Slip-Up

PPP polled Republicans in Mississippi and found that Haley Barbour remains a favorite, followed by Huckabee, Gingrich, Palin, Romney, Bachman, Pawlenty and Paul. They also found this:

We asked voters on this poll whether they think interracial marriage should be legal or illegal- 46% of Mississippi Republicans said it should be illegal to just 40% who think it should be legal. For the most part there aren't any huge divides in how voters view the candidates or who they support for the nomination based on their attitudes about interracial marriage but there are a few exceptions.

The exceptions are Palin, who is particularly popular with the racists and Romney, who is not. I'll leave it to you to figure out why that might be. But let's just say it doesn't surprise me that the Queen of Tea would attract a certain subset of Republicans.

Update: I'm sure they would be impressed with George Allen as well:

NBC 4’s reporter-anchor Craig Melvin is a tall African-American. Which apparently led to this exchange with former Sen. George Allen, according to Melvin’s Twitter account Tuesday night:

“For the 2nd time in 5 months, fmr. gov. and sen candidate George Allen asks me,”what position did you play?” I did not a play a sport.”




Hullabaloo / By Digby | Sourced from

Posted at April 7, 2011, 6:43am

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