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Denying Demographic Reality

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In debates over rebuilding the GOP, prominent voices in talk radio and elsewhere dismiss efforts to seek support among non-white voters. “We won great victories in the past without ever getting a majority of Hispanics,” they say. This ignores demographic reality: for their triumphs in 1984 and 1988, Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush faced an electorate with less than 15% non-white voters; in 2012, non-whites comprised 28% and that number will inevitably rise.

Moreover, Republicans don’t need majorities among non-whites but they do need to compete more effectively. In 2004, Bush got 44% of both Hispanics and Asians voters, but Romney got less than 27% eight years later.  Romney actually did better than Bush in winning white voters by 20 points, but it’s no longer possible to build a successful nationwide coalition without competing in non-white communities.

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  1. alfonso rodriguez  •  Sep 3, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    I am Hispanic but will never vote democrat because they are the party of death (abortion) and are anti-capitalism, anti-gun morons who do not want to work but would rather the government take from those that do work so that the government can then give the money to those on food stamps and other lazy, nonproductive democrats.

  2. JGUY  •  Sep 17, 2013 at 4:50 am

    Alfonso….you have defined why many Republicans of the tea drinking variety
    repulse Independents who would seek some middle-ground on many issues.

    If republican politicians are seeking any kind of minority support it would have been a
    good idea to have attended the MLK tribute. I believe Mr. Medved has agreed
    with this…. I was negatively amazed by their conspicious absence.

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