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The Elephant in the Room (Part 2: Prescriptions for an Ailing Elephant)

(This article is part 2/2 of The Elephant in the Room which was posted yesterday. Please read that before continuing onto this article.)

Time to get it together, and fast. The GOP has lost five of the last six presidential popular votes. Bill Clinton won  in 1992 and 1996, Al Gore won the popular vote in 2000 (though Bush won the electoral college and the presidency); the only popular election win was George W. Bush’s 2004 campaign, and Barack Obama handily won in 2008, and now again in 2012. This is a party whose message is falling on deaf ears, perhaps because most of those ears have passed away, and the GOP is being left with an aging, white, religious and fringe base. Demographics matter, and the Republicans simply do not have the numbers to win nationally, or to an extent at the state level, in presidential elections anymore.

So, what to do? Simple, actually. Lead. Read more…