Unfortunately we are damned if we do and damned if we don’t. If we do chase the low-information voters we are lowering our standards and becoming no different than the idiots that voted in Zero and goons. If we don’t chase the low information voters then we are doomed to extinction because that type of voter is now the vast majority. In effect we have become a third party where there is only one party in the two party system.
We should seek to EDUCATE the low information voters. Throw as much putty at the wall as possible, and try to get as many votes as possible. Throw enough putty and some of it is BOUND to stick.
The HIGH information voter will always vote for us.
Along the same lines, I have said here AGAIN AND AGAIN, conservatives should be putting together a History/Social Studies curiculum to “re-educate” the children who attend public schools. We should offer such courses on the weekend or on the Net FREE OF CHARGE to COUNTER the indoctrination offered by the left in each and every classroom of America. I suggest a You Tube Format with COMMENTS BLOCKED.
By capturing young minds and saving them from the hell fire of liberal teaching, we assure progress down the road. They are the voters of the future and so far, the left has been monopolizing them.
This posed a chronic difficulty for liberal Democrats in that a potentially decisive segment of their young and minority support base was not inclined to register and vote. Obama won because he was able to appeal to minorities and the young, and, critically, his campaign team got them registered and out to vote. How was this accomplished?
Starting in 20008, and to an even greater degree in 2012, the Obama campaign used modern data aggregation methods, the Internet, and social media to identify potential supporters, persuade them through individualized contacts from the campaign, get them registered, and then get them to the polls. Notably, the new methods of individualized voter pitches permit a great deal of sophisticated message tailoring that supplements or may be in tension with the general themes and issues of a campaign.
In comparison, the McCain and Romney campaigns were inept and not competitive in this crucial new aspect, leaving many potential supporters unpersuaded, unregistered, or not voting. Moreover, both the McCain and Romney campaigns lacked essential technical knowledge and sophistication and were hobbled by infighting, indecision, and lack of discipline.
We have reason for optimism though in that the GOP has finally awakened to the deficiencies in its campaign methods. And by 2016, many of the low information Obama voters will lapse back into inactivity due to Obama not being on the ballot, or they will have taken a lesson from the costly real world education in what Obama and his policies actually do when carried out. In this manner, Obama is contributing to the evolution of a segment of his base into better informed and now disappointed former supporters who are potentially open to voting for a GOP candidate.
Meanwhile, by 2016, the GOP will have developed a fully competitive, new style national campaign operation that uses the techniques pioneered by Obama. With a good Presidential nominee and a message that resonates, we can then both fully mobilize our base of support and peel away many disappointed and disillusioned former Obama voters.
Most of all though, the GOP nominee must develop and press hard an appeal that engages hope -- the hope for the future that is innate to the young, and the hope of the poor and minorities to advance and rise in the world despite the impediments they see themselves as burdened by. Even Romney could have done that, but failed to do for reasons that were innate to his personality and his campaign strategy.
In 2016, we are likely to have a better nominee, perhaps even one who is as good as Reagan was in 1980. We have a large and capable bench of at least a dozen potential candidates. At this early stage, here's my dream ticket: Marco Rubio and Tim Scott.
It is my shard sentiment too that those who choose to attack & providence & success rather than emulate and recreate. Deserve the fate they deserve.
That thieves belong only among other thieves, and to that end I say let us be separate!
Actually, I have to disagree with you. We either re-educate them, or we defeat them, like Rush says. We don’t want to drag conservatism down for a few votes. It plainly does not work. These people will go for whomever promises them the most. We need to find ways to educate these people, to help them see that there is an end to anything “free” and that working a real job brings a sense of self worth and dignity. I understand how you feel, but we cannot stoop to their behavior to try to get their votes. How many black people complained about Obama’s policies, but he still carried their vote with almost the same amount as before? When it comes down to it, they have been taught to mistrust the republicans. We have to re-educate the people to conservatism and how it brings prosperity to all of America.