A catch by Matthew Yglesias:
Ebony, 1962: [Nixon] looked out of the 11th floor window and scanned the skyline of the city which he now calls his workplace--a four-hour jet flight from the city in which he earned an international reputation--Washington, DC. "I have another program for my party", he said, his face breaking into a smile, apparently aware that this project will certainly involve him in national headlines.
It is a mistake for the party to accept the beliefs of Sen. Barry Goldwater and write off the Negro vote. If Goldwater wins his fight, our party would eventually become the first major all-white political party. And that isn't good. That would be a violation of GOP principles.
Indeed it was. And is.