yes he also won with white women
RE: yes he also won with white women
Married white women yes. But what about SINGLE White women?
“yes he also won with white women”
I would like to introduce you to a new voting bloc, and a new term for that voting block that in this post, I lay claim to:
Obama won something like 70% of them — the young, female voters whose primary political interests seem in protecting their personal sovereignty over their “lady parts”.
A tip of the hat for Sandra Fluke for leading the way on this one!
So, as it stands, we can conclude that Romney (and Republicans) don't have a problem with young people, or with women, but the problem is actually confined to the minority population -- exclusively.
The question then is: What should we conclude from that?
Should we recognize that Democrats have won their commanding position among minorities by offering "free stuff"? Should we then conclude that the GOP should compete by offering even more goodies to minorities?
Or should we conclude that the Republican party should be positioned as "The Party Of Opportunity...for all Americans"?
The latter is certainly a valid position, founded on conservative principles.
And we should recognize that the Republican Party does NOT need to gain a majority of the minority vote! A meaningful fraction would suffice.
That is doable. But we need to undertake the missionary work. It will be harder than pandering...but it offers a route to a long-term governing majority.
The party needs to form a task force focussing on this subject alone. It should include successful black conservatives -- both in business, politics and retired military. Our message should reflect their experience and success, appealing to the aspirations of young people like them. It should include experienced, successful advertising, marketing and PR personnel (decidedly NOT "campaign operatives and strategists") who understand branding, positioning and communications.
There is now only one way to go. And it is so apparent that it will probably be overlooked.