Originally Posted by Inkana7
The same thing was said in 1996. The surface hasn't changed, but the message is clear. The GOP needs to change their approach, perhaps radically. This election should have been a slam dunk for them if they understood what a 21st-century America looks like at all. Guess what? The US is running out of white males, who seem to be the only group that Republicans think matter.
Ding ding ding! Winner.
The aforementioned demographic shifts are forcing the GOP increasingly into a "catch 22." That is, if they offer policies that appeal to Latinos, African Americans, and other groups, then they lose the mainstays of their voter base, i.e., evangelicals, uneducated/low-info working class white southern males, affluent "I got mine - screw everybody else" types, et al.
Bottom line: The GOP base is comprised of people who fear change and who want to take America back to the 1950s.
Anyone who believes this problem is going to go away in four years is about as naive as it gets.