The return of a white man's party?
WASHINGTON - In 1868, Horatio Seymour ran for president as the nominee of the Democratic Party, or the “white man’s party,” as it was called. The Democratic heartland in those days was the “reconstructed” South. White men there loathed the Republican Party and its standard-bearer, Gen. Ulysses S. Grant - who relied on the votes of newly enfranchised blacks. Women, of course, could not vote.