Minorities have been solidly Democratic for quite some time, but I would not count on its staying that way for much longer. Admittedly the Democrats have spent a lot of money on programs for the poor. It is just that very little of this money filters down to the poor. The only big winners from all these programs are the white liberals who run them. For a long time, minorities probably admitted to themselves that these programs had not helped them, but thought in the backs of their minds that if they were patient enough, things would eventually filter down to them. Well, the Great Society is almost 50 years old, and it still has not happened. I would expect minorities to start getting restless for real results one of these days.