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In 2016, GOP Needs a Candidate Voters Believe In

Troglodite Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 2:12 PM
More female or black or Latino faces on the GOP masthead will not help if the faces that are already there proved to be no draw. If the GOP does adopt a pro-choice and pro-immigration stance, it will alienate the conservatives who are still its core and will NOT attract any significant number of pro-choice or Latino voters. These will continue to vote Democratic. For now, the Democrats are able to assemble a winning coalition out of the spongers, the libertines and perverts, the fools, and the gentry liberals. The GOP's best hope is to endure until that coalition cracks, probably under the impact of fiscal and economic collapse. It will not help much that paleo-cons, neo-cons, and libertarians do not like each other very much.

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...