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Changing Demographics Won't Mean the End of Republican Party

Righty3 Wrote: Oct 29, 2012 9:26 AM
For Presidential elections, one must consider the Electoral College. Today, several of the most populous states are solidly Blue. I don't believe CA, NY, NJ, IL or MA will turn Red in my lifetime, and that's nearly half (about 130) the required electoral votes. This is a strong headwind for any Republican candidate. The immediate demographic challenge is keeping Texas from going the way of California, in fact of an increasing influx of immigrants. Shift those 38 more electoral votes into the Democratic column, and it's hard to see a way we will ever be able to elect a Republican president.
John1921 Wrote: Oct 29, 2012 1:02 PM
CA, NY, etc., will only remain 'blue' as long as the non-Americans who live and vote there remain here or alive. The right thing to do is always simple, and hard; the wrong thing is very, very complicated to explain, but easy.
wmou Wrote: Oct 29, 2012 9:49 AM
A charismatic principled conservative running a positive campaign as a republican could win all those states. The problem is finding a principled conservative in the republican party or finding a republican with charisma..
Texas Chris Wrote: Oct 29, 2012 10:49 AM
I totally agree. A liberty candidate can unite the country, red AND blue states. But we are not permitted to have that choice. Freedom candidates are ostracized (Ron Paul), openly challenged (Justin Amash), slandered and backstabbed (Aikin), and lamasted by the media (Mourdock).

When reading one of the endless stories about a just-released poll Thursday night, a pair of numbers struck my eye: 60 and 37.

Those were the percentages of white voters supporting Mitt Romney and Barack Obama in the ABC/Washington Post tracking poll. Overall, the poll showed Romney leading Obama 50 to 47 percent.

The reason those two numbers struck my eye is that they are identical to the percentages of white voters supporting Republicans and Democrats in elections for the House of Representatives in the 2010 exit poll. Overall, Republicans won the House popular vote by a margin of...