“While white voters in California still lean conservative and will support Republican candidates, ethnic voters are overwhelmingly Democrats or independents who sympathize with that party. If Republicans can no longer count on large numbers of those voters to stay home on election day, the party is going to have to appeal to them — or risk permanent irrelevance,” according to Daniel Weintraub in a column published today.
Weintraub makes some great points – including the fact that the GOP’s continued lame strategy of trying to appeal to Latino voters with a socially conservative message is a complete failure. Here’s what the Republicans missed while they were spending the last few years hating immigrants and accusing them of being here to use welfare – their kids are assimilating, quickly. And the bad news for the GOP is that the younger Latino voters are not remotely conservative, in any way. Continue reading