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Back in 2008 I Thought One Reason to Prefer Barack Obama to Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Democratic Primaries Was That the Republican Party Was Less Racist than Sexist...

…and thus that Barack Obama would have an easier time working constructively with moderate Republicans as individuals and with Republican leaders.

I have been thinking for some time that that was a bad call. But this makes me realize that it might not have been:

California GOP Reaching Out