One of the major issues that various insurgent elements in the GOP has pushed for is immigration reform. President George W. Bush and 2008 GOP nominee John McCain made a major push for an immigration...
You are exactly right Ryan. Romney said early in the second debate that 50% of college grads couldn't find work and then just a short time later said he wants to staple a green card to every college diploma. Such cognitive dissonance just shows how clueless politicians are to immigration. This and his refusal to denounce Obama's unconstitutional DREAM amnesty on a law and order basis (to try to avoid the "racist" label) must have had an impact on why 7 million fewer whites voted. They didn't have anyone to vote for.
There has been no shortage of post-mortems after Barack Obama's sweeping victory in November's elections, but the dominant story line is that the Republican Party should focus more on how its message can empower minority groups and tailor their rhetoric toward how a GOP platform helps everyone, not just majority groups. A good example would be Mara Liasson's NPR story on the subject.
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