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Is Demography Destiny?

Corlyss Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 11:45 PM
"Meanwhile, moderate Republican presidential candidate after moderate Republican presidential candidate has gone down to defeat," Moderate Republicans walk and quack like Democratcs. Why would the voters vote for a phony Democract when they could vote for a real one?

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...