Shortly after Jorge Ramos, an anchor from Univision, was tossed the other day from a news conference held by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, a former political operative sent me a video reminding me that Trump was not the first candidate to see the heave-ho of a newsman.
If the GOP is the party of old white guys, it is becoming less so. Consider North Carolina’s face in national GOP party circles. Two of the three state’s members of the Republican National Committee are now African-Americans.
In a day of hyperpartisanship, Joe Biden is a throwback to an earlier era when our nation’s political leaders tried to forge personal relationships and find common ground with people of different backgrounds, political parties and philosophies.