Artur Davis And The Unraveling Of Identity Politics, Ctd

TNC looks at the lessons drawn from Davis losing the black vote to a white opponent:

The point isn't that black voters are never tribal, it's that they are no more tribal than any other group of voters. Indeed, by necessity, they are often less tribal. Everyone remembers Barack Obama sweeping up the black vote against Hillary Clinton during the 2008 primary. No one remembers John Kerry doing the same to Al Sharpton in 2004.

He later reflects on Davis's announcement that he's leaving politics for good.