Carter won 83% of blacks, Obama 93%. Hispanics were only 2% of the population in 1980.
Reagan could not be elected governor of California with today's demographics. And that's not a knock on his political skills.
We tried pointing out -- over and over again for 4+ years -- that picking somebody like Romney to run in this multi-cultural environment vs. Obama -- was ludicrous and would result in a loss.
Yeah, Obama "had" the minority vote...but Romney didn't need to even split it to win...
Instead, the GoP establishment picks somebody who at age 31, belonged to a church where if you were black, you couldn't get married in their temple...Or be a member of their priesthood -- somebody they gave/(& still give) to 12 yo white boys.
This lack of "cultural vision" inevitably played out on this turf -- if only even sub-consciously in many voters' minds...