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November 7, 2012
The last stand of the white electorate?
This may have been the last national election where white voters alone might have determined the outcome. If demographics are indeed, destiny, the GOP must sit up and take notice. Rich Baehr: The Jewish vote does not matter. The hispanic vote does. Slippage among Jews may have helped romney by 80,000 in Florida, but that was wiped out by bigger gains among hispanics to carry the state. Romney got killed 71-27 among Hispanics nationally. Their share of all the votes jumped from 8 to 10% (in Florida from 14% to 17%). 45% of all Obama votes were from minorities, a record by a big amount. Fewer than 10% of Romney's were. Minorities are America's future. In the end it did not matter, but Rubio or Portman would have been better picks than Ryan. Rubio may be GOP's only hope in 2016. As I always say, the base for the GOP matters, but is a lot smaller than we think. The party will either expand, or disappear. The GOP has given away 5 senate seats in two cycles - Delaware, Nevada,...(Read Full Post)