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Vegas Live: Major Minorities

Barack Obama had a great pivot when asked why blacks disproportionately drop out of the education system. Within the first sentence, Obama had made his answer not just about blacks but about Latinos, too. All of a sudden, Obama is talking about all minorities, not just his minority.

On the line is whether Obama can use his own status as a nonwhite man to court nonwhite voters, rather than using his African-American background to court black voters.