Sen. Lindsey Graham: Not Enough ‘Angry White Guys’ to Sustain GOP

True enough: In a recent piece on the presidential election’s “racial calculations,” National Journal’s Ron Brownstein noted that Camp Romney needs to secure a likely unattainable percentage of white voters for a chance to win in November.

Try as Republican leaders might to foreground as many minority party members as they can find, the lack of racial diversity in the GOP is evident, and at least one prominent Republican lawmaker is becoming increasingly concerned.

“The demographics race we’re losing badly,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told the Washington Post. “We’re not generating enough angry white guys to stay in business for the long term.”


“A GOP coalition that relies almost entirely on whites could squeeze out one more narrow victory in November,” Brownstein writes. “But if Republicans can’t find more effective ways to bridge the priorities of their conservative core and the diversifying Next America, that weight will grow more daunting every year.”


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