CHRIS MATTHEWS: Professor Peterson, let me ask you about white votes.
Do you have a sense as you’ve looked at politics in America that there are some white voters who will vote for an African-American say once? And they will hold that person to a very rigorous standard. Perhaps a much higher standard than they would a white politician.
And they’ll give them one shot and then they’ll dump them the next time.
I look at this, I look at the Ed Brooke. I look at the senator from Illinois. I think about this–
MICHAEL ERIC DYSON: Carol Moseley Braun
MATTHEWS: Yeah, Carol Moseley Braun. I wonder if this is a phenomenon you professors have looked at analytically at all, this sense of, okay, you’ve got your shot, but let’s see you do it, if it isn’t really, really good, you know, you’re out of there.