While we may speculate in Ohio on what the exit polls may mean in the southern part of the state, Pennsylvania’s Governor Ed Rendell just goes ahead and admits that racism will play a role in his state’s primary election for the Democratic nomination of President:
“You’ve got conservative whites here, and I think there are some whites who are probably not ready to vote for an African-American candidate,” Rendell told the editorial board of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in remarks that appeared in Tuesday’s paper.
During the interview Rendell also brought up his last gubernatorial race against Lynn Swann. Rendell seems to think that Lynn Swann’s color cost him at least 3% of the vote. Citing racist, white, “conservative” voters.