I am Hispanic from the Midwest. most Hispanics live conservative and vote liberal like many white families. it goes back to JFK. I remember visiting Hispanic homes in the 60 s and 70s and seeing JFKs picture on the wall. He was the first Catholic prez. Many black evangelical blacks voted because BO is black. I remember seeing Steve Harvey (u can probably find it on YouTube) in 2008 and he said that he didn’t care what BO did, he was going to vote for him because he was black. I think it is all about emotions and feelings. It sounds compassionate, when you say you want to help people, feed them give the working families something. I know the argument, “ you show compassion by giving people a job” and not handouts. Americans have become like woman (I bet that 90% of Freepers are men) and they vote because it sounds good, clean air, free medical, food stamps. The libs care about people, that is the perception. The GOP will never win until they can show compassion and sell economic growth as compassion. We need to take back the educational system first. Where are the GOP statesmen, going out and selling their views. You can’t compete with Oprah and daytime TV. You all are going to think that this is crazy but I think Sarah Palin show have a daytime talk show like Oprah. It would do more to sell conservative values than any office. Fight fire with fire.
I do not think you are crazy at all. Emotions trumps logic every time with the uneducated voter. I have been saying much the same as you in my posts.
I had mentioned Dennis Miller as someone who could connect with the voters we are not attracting now. He is conservativve, articulate and funny and is quick and glib on the late night shows. He also has kind of a latino look about him and can jive talk. What else do you need to win the presidency anymore?
Our problem is we vote for principled conservatives. Would we vote for a candidate who has mass appeal but not as solid on the issues as we would like?
In other words would we ‘wink-wink’ vote for a sock puppet on the right just like Obummer was the sock puppet for the left?