If the GOP Had Appealed to the White vs “Minority” Vote
Below the fold is a graphic depiction of what would have happened if Romney had attempted to appeal to white voters and lost minority voters vs appealing to minority voters as is the current direction set by the GOP “leadership” in response to Romney’s loss to Obama.
For this graphical demonstration I’m relying on CNN’s Racial Voting Bloc Calculator.
First, we see an approximation of the actual electoral college split:
So if Romney got tough enough on immigration to pick up 8 percentage points from whites he would have won despite losing 8 percent from minorities.
Now lets look at what would have happened to Romney if he’d done just the opposite: Pandering to Hispanics and other minorities by getting a little more “progressive” for amnesty and open borders thereby losing 1 percentage of whites and picking up 1 percentage from each of formerly Democratic minority voting blocs. We’ll go all the way to picking up 8 percent of minorities just the opposite of the prior, immigration-restrictionist political strategy:
So, by pandering to minorities as much as he had to pander to whites in order to win, Romney could have been the first Presidential candidate in history to pick up exactly ZERO electoral votes!
Yes, yes, I know… this merely demonstrates that the GOP is, apparently “the stupid party”—as though it were a political party at all as opposed to a vehicle for political elites to cash out on the traditional American nation—but I’ve never seen anyone lay out the numbers quite like this.
As to the breakdown of states that would have gone GOP if they had paid 8 percent of each of the minority categories to buy 8 percent of the white vote:
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