The New York Times Magazine is carrying a typical keep-up-the skeer story on the GOP: Can the Republicans be Saved From Obsolescence?, by Robert Draper, February 14, 2013. Needless to say, it utterly fails to mentions Romney's dismal underperformance among whites, especially in the Rust Bowl states. Weirdly, it seems to think the key is for the GOP to capitulate on gay marriage—although the Romney campaign was in fact notoriously AWOL during the spontaneous Chick-Fil-A uprising last summer.
It does, however, provide further evidence for two of VDARE.com's long-standing themes:
[RightOnline blogger convention founder] Erik Telford explained it this way: “I think there’s a very incestuous community of consultants who profit off certain tactics, and that creates bias and inhibits innovation.” Telford was suggesting that many of the party leaders, like Karl Rove and his American Crossroads super PAC, saw no financial advantage [for themselves] to bringing in avant-garde digital specialists, the types who were embraced by the Obama operation.
This is exactly the point Patrick Cleburne made, quoting Morton Blackwell, back in November.
The NYT Magazine's Draper also quotes Obama consultant David Plouffe:
“Let me tell you something. The Hispanic voters in Nevada, Colorado and New Mexico don’t give a damn about Marco Rubio, the Tea Party Cuban-American from Florida. You know what? We won the Cuban vote! And it’s because younger Cubans are behaving differently than their parents. It’s probably my favorite stat of the whole campaign. So this notion that Marco Rubio is going to heal their problems — it’s not even sophomoric; it’s juvenile! And by the way: the bigger problem they’ve got with Latinos isn’t immigration. It’s their economic policies and health care. The group that supported the president’s health care bill the most? Latinos.”
For that matter, I myself noted that "even the much-lauded Cuban vote has actually been quite split, electing the likes of Claude Pepper and Dante Fascell to Congress," in my National Review cover story Time To Rethink Immigration nearly 21 years ago.
The truth shall set us free. Eventually.