I’m old enough to remember the days when Democrats still thought our presidential candidates could win in the South.

When I was working for Mike Dukakis in 1988, I vividly remember the image of George Wallace sitting in a wheelchair endorsing my candidate for president. It seemed so incongruous to see the former governor who once proclaimed, “Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever” endorsing the ethnic northeastern liberal Dukakis, but they were both Democrats so that’s how things were.