Hear a member of the Reagan White House explain how to win votes of racists without sounding racist.
Exclusive: Lee Atwater's Infamous 1981 Interview on the Southern Strategy
Published on 13 Nov 2012
In 1981, the legendarily brutal campaign consultant Lee Atwater, after a decade as South Carolina's most effective Republican operative, was working in Ronald Reagan's White House when he was interviewed by Alexander Lamis, a political scientist at Case Western Reserve University.
In this audio, made public for the first time ever, Atwater lays out how Republicans can win the vote of racists without sounding racist themselves. Listen to the full audio and read Rick Perlstein's analysis here;
FULL ARTICLE - The Nation: Exclusive: Lee Atwater’s Infamous 1981 Interview on the Southern StrategyThe forty-two-minute recording, acquired by James Carter IV, confirms Atwater’s incendiary remarks and places them in context.
Read full article and hear full audio HERE.