Originally Posted by Rohirrim
I really expect to see the GOP rehabilitating Jeb Bush and putting him into prominence in the party over the next four years. He speaks fluent Spanish and his wife was born in Mexico. The Latino vote is very conservative on many social issues and the more conservative among them could be split off from the Dems as long as comprehensive immigration reform is still not hanging out there. That's why I expect the GOP to push through an immigration reform bill quickly (and tell the fringies to go stick it
). They have to start pushing the fringe out of the party if they hope to win a general election.
Of course, I thought for sure they would run Huntsman against Obama, and look what they did. Maybe expecting "reason" out of the Right is just not realistic?
The catch 22 is that the fringe has become the mainstream where the GOP voter base is concerned.
If the rethugs move in a direction that appeals to immigrants, then they lose every state that went for RobMe in this election. Then they're left with the impossible odds of turning enough blue states red to change the electoral map to their advantage.