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Republicans Need to Reach Minorities

lshort Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 6:52 PM
It must be regional--I really don't think we have anything much like that here in Maryland. Everyone I've ever dealt with professionally here speaks pretty fluent English and while people are certainly proud of their heritage, they don't seem to be proud at the expense of America. None of my children have had any classes that are ethnic studies classes (I don't even remember seeing them on the course syllabi during enrollment). I think we may have a disproportionately high number of educated, skilled immigrants here though--no close border, either.

The biggest story of the past election was how President Obama’s team was able to get his interest groups to the polls and how correspondingly the Republicans feel behind on certain interest groups. It is clear Republican failed to capture the votes of Hispanics, Asians and other groups. So let’s take a look at where they are and what they need to do.

To discover what happened one has to look at what the Republicans have been doing and why they failed to attract certain voters. The first and most important point is not that they have failed policies or...