Matt Yglesias says, White Men Are Not Very Progressive:
I would say that another message is that progressive politics is badly disadvantaged by a situation in which the overwhelming majorities of political leaders and prominent media figures are white men. There are plenty of white men with progressive views, but in general the majority of white men are not progressive and the majority of progressives are not white men. Drawing from the relatively small pool of white male progressives means drawing from a shallow talent pool.
This is not really right. From the GSS:
White non-Hispanic Men
|All||Bachelor’s degree||Grad school degree||Smart (WORDSUM 8-10), graduate degree|
If Matt wants less educated candidates who have small vocabularies, then his concern is warranted. Otherwise, liberals have no problem at the commanding heights of education & intelligence. In fact, from what I have read and heard the Democratic electorate is often said to place more of a premium on educational and intellectual qualifications, or at least the appearance, than the Republican electorate.