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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The New Republic: Lydia DePillis: "Republicans Can’t Afford To Ignore Cities Anymore"

Republicans Can’t Afford To Ignore Cities Anymore | The New Republic

Richard Nixon's southern strategy was very successful in the late 1960s and early 1970s, because there was this. Huge base of Caucasian voters especially in the South, who weren't happy about the 1960s and how America had changed. And was still changing especially from where we were in the 1950s as a nation and the South wanted to backlash against Liberal Democrats. Who were taking America in a different direction, a direction we've been moving ever since culturally and Dick Nixon being the brilliant politician. That he was and of course a Republican who wasn't part of the 1960s generation and grew up in an America. That was much different from when Dick Nixon's World War II generation and their kids experienced. This was a very effective strategy because back in the late 60s and early 70s, Caucasian Americans and perhaps. Especially even Caucasian men were the overwhelming majority of the voting electorate.

The reason why the southern strategy for the GOP wouldn't work today, is because this same base of voters. Is dying off and they aren't being replaced ideologically and culturally, there kids even are growing up in different times. When they are experienced with all sorts of new voters and new Americans and new lifestyles and are much more Liberal-Libertarian. As a voting block, which is something that Barack Obama picked up on in 2008 and again in 2012 and why he was elected President overwhelmingly. By these voters in 2008 and reelected in 2012 and the GOP has yet to adjust to the point that can make them. Competitive not just with these new voters long term but competitive period as a party long term as well and. Is something they are going to have to do and be successful as well to remain relevant in America.