Superglued to the Past
Just about all Republicans acknowledge their partyís demographic dilemma. The electorate keeps getting less white, less rural and less evangelical ó in short, less traditionally Republican. Polls suggested that Obama was on track to receive more than 90% of the black vote and over two-thirds of the fast-growing Latino vote, while winning huge majorities among young voters, gays and single women. The homogeneity of the Republican conventioneers who nominated Romney in Tampa was striking, especially compared with the Democratic diversity on display the next week in Charlotte. Itís working for the GOP in the old Confederacy, but nobody thinks thatís sustainable nationwide in the long term.
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