How can Republicans attract voters other than old white men?

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posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 03:03 AM
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How can Republicans attract voters other than old white men?



By CNN's Jack Cafferty:


If Mitt Romney wants to be president, he's going to need help from voters who aren't old white men. He's got his work cut out for him. A Politico piece headlined "Barack Obama's group therapy” describes how the re-election campaign has been reaching out to key voting groups by focusing on issues like the contraception fight, equal pay for women, gay marriage, student loans and immigration policy.


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The 2012 Presidential Election will no doubt be a close race. But How will Republicans attract and appeal to voters that are not part of their base voters? Obama has already passed legislation repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell, and last Friday he halted the deportations of Illegal Immigrants that were brought here as children through no fault of their own.

A move which has been viewed positively by 71% of likely voters according to a Rasmussen poll


71% Favor Work Permits for Young Illegal Immigrants in Certain Circumstances



Most voters don’t think the government is aggressive enough in deporting illegal immigrants but agree with President Obama’s decision to allow young people brought here illegally who meet certain criteria to avoid deportation.


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According to a Politico piece, Republicans typically get 87% of their votes from Whites


The truth about politics is that Republicans — regardless of the nominee — are a mostly white party, and have been for decades. They get roughly 87 percent of their votes from whites — and rarely elect minority candidates at the national level. Right now, there are only two black and eight Hispanic Republicans in all of Congress. There are more than 270 whites.


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The only problem with that is that white voters who are in the electorate dropped from 88% in 1976 to 74% in 2008. All while minorities more than doubled from 12% to 26%.


Yet the proportion of white voters in the U.S. electorate slid from 88 percent in 1976 to 74 percent in 2008 while total minority groups more than doubled from 12 percent to 26 percent, according to a study of exit polls by Whit Ayres, a Republican pollster who is president of North Star Opinion Research and a founder of the GOP research group Resurgent Republic.


So how will Republicans try to attract more voters while they keep shifting more and more to the extreme right?
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posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 03:29 AM
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Legalize weed.

Stop being soooooo damn uppity.



posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 03:55 AM
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Originally posted by Frankenchrist
Legalize weed.

Stop being soooooo damn uppity.


yes...that'll do it.....maybe a photo shoot with some porn stars?



posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 04:07 AM
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Maybe you should ask these people.

www.nbra.info...

www.urbancure.org...
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posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 04:15 AM
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Your thread title was a little misleading. Are you asking how Republicans in general can garner more support, or Romney specifically?

The anti-Obama crowd will gladly jump on the bandwagon for the most likely candidate. The gun totin' crowd will favor Romney (They seem to favor Republican and vice versa), and this is a big issue here in the south.

Obama's Hollywood plan sets him apart though. Entertaining celebrities at the White House earns you a spot in pop culture that will pull votes from those less concerned with the actual politics. People like personality. ...and the "grumpy old man" stigma republicans have created isn't winning them any popularity contest. Romney is awkward at best in terms of relating to the general public.

I didn't really delve in to the actual politics of it. There's too much on the table already, and the debate would continue until we're out of bandwidth and out of breath.



posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 06:00 AM
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How can Republicans attract voters other than old white men?



Easy.

Just let Obama & Co. keep talking


Besides that, there's enough voters against Obama already to make a landslide.

10's of millions who had good jobs and a normal life a few years ago are fed up with Obama and his BeeEss !!

The public assistance isn't good enough for normal people.

They want the jobs back and Obama ain't cutt'n the mustard.

All talk -- no action.

Obama's vote meter is expired and he ain't got no more change !!






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