Again, writing from the perspective of Wisconsin, turnout was far below 2012 in the city of Milwaukee, which is the only majority non-white city in the state. If Hillary Clinton had found a way to energize that population she could have won the 10 electoral votes in Wisconsin.
Feingold lost to a candidate who ran as the only manufacturer in the U.S. Senate. It seems to me rational that working class people who would like to find manufacturing jobs would choose a candidate who has created manufacturing jobs over a lawyer. I viewed the race up closeand I saw the issues on which Feingold ran.
In Colorado, Proposition 69 may have represented a good statute; adding a tax, with an automatic escalator, to the state constitution would have set a very dangerous precedent. The voters there were smart enough to see that.
I am trying to make the point that white working class people, by and large, want the same things as working class people of any race. If the Democrats had a better jobs message they would gain votes from the white middle class and middle class voters of other races might be inspired to turn out in larger numbers.