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Is Demography Destiny?

amy185 Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 1:04 PM
I think more people voted for Obama because of the scare tactics and bullying measures used by the Democrats rather than the GOP not saying it like it is. The line"Romney policies are the ones that got us into the trouble in the first place" was drastically incorrect but believable to those who don't see the whole picture. Obama is a terrible president, but very good at convincing the public whatever way he wants to go. Put Romney up against any other Democratic candidate, and I think he could win.

Some media pundits see in the growing proportion of non-white groups in the population a growing opposition to the Republican Party that will sooner or later make it virtually impossible for Republicans to win presidential elections or even to control either house of Congress. But is demography destiny?

Conventional wisdom in the Republican establishment is that what the GOP needs to do, in order to win black votes or Hispanic votes, is to craft policies specifically targeting these groups. In other words, Republicans need to become more like Democrats.

Whether in a racial context or in other contexts, the...