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Sean Trende On The Sailer Strategy, And Why Romney Lost: "The Drop In White Voters"
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Senator John McCain opines, in a speech to the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute, that “anyone who is afraid that somehow our culture will be anything but enriched by fresh blood and culture, in my view, has a distorted view of history and has a pessimistic view of our future.” [Potential Foes in '08 See Eye to Eye on Illegal Immigration, CNS News, July 7, 2008]
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All that being said, Sean Trende's discovery of the white voter is not, apparently, based on our work, but a case of independent discovery of the same facts. Here's Trende's latest, and you can read the whole, but if you're a regular reader here, you're unlikely to be very surprised by the thesis.
With a cloture vote on the Senate’s immigration reform bill expected next week, countless commentators have expressed the view that if Republicans don’t sign on for reform, the party is doomed at the presidential level for a generation.
This is the first in a two-part series explaining why this conventional wisdom is incorrect. Signing on to a comprehensive immigration package is probably part of one way for Republicans to form a winning coalition at the presidential level, but it isn’t the only way (for more, I’ve written a book about this, as well as countless articles here at RCP). Today I’ll re-examine what was really the most salient demographic change in 2012: The drop-off in white voters. Next time, we’ll confront some of the assumptions embedded in the “GOP has to do this” argument head-on.[More]