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Old 05-16-2014, 09:21 PM
 
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This country is 65 percent white and declining. You cannot have an all white party and win anymore. Was proven in 08 and 12, and the percentage of whites are going to continue to decrease, while the numbers of minorities moving to the GOP is not on the increase.

 
Old 05-16-2014, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Area 51.5
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It should be dependent on most qualified, regardless of color.

But obviously, that's no longer the case.
 
Old 05-16-2014, 09:27 PM
 
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It should be dependent on most qualified, regardless of color.

But obviously, that's no longer the case.
Plenty of qualified blacks to run. The question is why doesn't the GOP put time and money behind them.
 
Old 05-16-2014, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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This country is 65 percent white and declining. You cannot have an all white party and win anymore. Was proven in 08 and 12, and the percentage of whites are going to continue to decrease, while the numbers of minorities moving to the GOP is not on the increase.
perhaps 2016. I'm with you gtc.
 
Old 05-16-2014, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Pine Grove,AL
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This country is 65 percent white and declining. You cannot have an all white party and win anymore. Was proven in 08 and 12, and the percentage of whites are going to continue to decrease, while the numbers of minorities moving to the GOP is not on the increase.
Because there are not that many black candidates in the GOP. its that simply.

The is the same reasons it took so long for women to get elected, there just werent that many of them and the ones out there had less experience than the other women they faced in the primary.
 
Old 05-16-2014, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas,Nevada
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This country is 65 percent white and declining. You cannot have an all white party and win anymore. Was proven in 08 and 12, and the percentage of whites are going to continue to decrease, while the numbers of minorities moving to the GOP is not on the increase.
More proof we need to secure the border, and restrict immigration to highly skilled labor and cap the number per year at 250,000.

We nominee candidates based on their view and values, not skin color..
 
Old 05-16-2014, 11:29 PM
 
Location: NJ
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This country is 65 percent white and declining. You cannot have an all white party and win anymore. Was proven in 08 and 12, and the percentage of whites are going to continue to decrease, while the numbers of minorities moving to the GOP is not on the increase.
Truthfully, it is sad that it took until 2008 to break up the "white mens club" POTUS had always been. I do agree the GOP needs to become more inclusive of all, in this richly diverse nation, but that goes beyond the nominee, beyond the candidates, the problem is , first and foremost, with the members of the party.
 
Old 05-17-2014, 05:16 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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and I still want to see candidates that are qualified and share my views: the heck with color or national origin. I think we are seeing more and more minorities enter politics from both parties. That is fine, but we still have to vote or should vote for the best candidate, nothing else. I can think of a couple of minority candidates that would have gotten a lot of support had they decided to run but they did not.
 
Old 05-17-2014, 06:13 AM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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Idaho already is!
There aren't many guys like Harley D. Brown around… he's one of a small minority that comes in all colors. What makes them a minority is they're all on a Mission From God.
In fact, Idaho is ahead of the game. We also have Pro Life, another guy on a mission from God who is running, but Pro decided to run as an independent, not a Republican, this time around.

As far as color/ethnicity/gender goes… seriously… Geroge W. Bush had plenty of all 3 in his cabinet, and some were his closest advisors. Same with Obama. The 2008 election guaranteed we would either have a woman or a black man in the highest offices of the nation, so I think it's only a matter of time and the right person emerging.
I believe a female conservative candidate could do wonders for the GOP's image, but she has to be the right one. The one who appeals to non-conservitves and independents. If she's a minority as well, especially if she's Hispanic, I think her party might quickly abandon some of it's current nonsense. There's nothing like a winner to turn things around, for sure.

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Old 05-17-2014, 06:16 AM
 
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It's not about minority candidates, it's about policy.


Bringing out a brown person in a suit to say I want to cut taxes for the rich isn't going to help anymore than a white person would
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