Democratic conventions are very, very diverse. Republican conventions are very, very white. And getting whiter:
There are 36 black delegates at the Republican convention here — fewer than 2% of the total and a sharp drop-off from 2004, a think tank reports.
The GOP record was set with 6.7% black delegates in 2004.
One way in which McCain and Bush really do seem different is that McCain isn’t committed to the atmospherics of diversity in the way Bush was.