Matthews on Rand Paul’s Felon Record Stance: ‘Why Didn’t Democrats Think of That?’

‘Why didn’t a Democratic official come out and say, you know what, this felon thing is is too general, too permanent, it kills hope?’

Matthews on Rand Paul's Felon Record Stance: "Why Didn't Democrats Think Of That?" (RealClearPolitics)

EUGENE ROBINSON: Yeah, I think if he genuinely wants to appeal to African-American voters, I think, you know, big government is bad is not the way to do it. That's a sort of broad, philosophical point. But, to make specific points, for example, about the felon voting rights --

MATTHEWS: Why doesn't -- Why didn't a Democrat think of that? I mean, blacks have been voting for, historically, we're getting into the numbers, but African-Americans have been voting Democrat pretty faithfully. Why didn't a Democratic official come out and say, you know what, this felon thing is is too general, too permanent, it kills hope?

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