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In 2016, GOP Needs a Candidate Voters Believe In

Derek85 Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 7:21 PM
Remember that Marion Barry was re-elected to the Washington City Council overwhelmingly dispite his multiple drug arrests, some in the Mayor's Office. Charlie Rangel won re-election with 91%% off the vote. In twenty voting districts in Philadelphia and 9 in Chicago, Romney did not get a single vote. Minorities don't care about unemployment, budgets or deficits, or Bengazi, or the Keystone Pipeline, they vote strictly on race. OJ Simpson could have been elected.
anti-neocon Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 10:11 PM
absolutely right, most minority folks prefer obamaphones to romneyphones.
Corbett_ Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 8:17 PM
When it is a choice between Tweedledum and Tweedledee, you have to have some way to make up your mind. You cannot blame voters for voting based on race when that is really the only difference between the two candidates. And on issue after issue, Obama and Romney were the same.
Pat1392 Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 7:58 PM

In the wake of Mitt Romney's loss, many Republicans say the GOP must make far-reaching changes to be competitive in future elections. White voters are a smaller and smaller part of the electorate, they point out, while Latinos and other minorities are growing as a percentage of the voting public. Unless the Republican Party reinvents itself to appeal to those voters, the argument goes, the GOP can get used to being out of power.

There's something to that. The electorate is changing, and the Republican Party needs to keep up with the times. But the more fundamental answer to the...