The "Sailer Strategy" from 2000
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Here’s part of a VDARE column I wrote in November 2000, during the Florida Recount, with the germ of what Peter Brimelow took to calling the Sailer Strategy:
GOP Future Depends on Winning Larger Share of the White Vote.

by Steve Sailer

November 28, 2000, 9:00 am

Here at VDARE, we've discussed repeatedly how dire will be the long-term impact of immigration on the Republican Party. It's crucial to understand, however, that the long-term has not quite arrived. The GOP is not yet held hostage. It still has a window of opportunity – definitely stretching through the next recession but maybe not to the recession after that – to save itself by changing the immigration laws. This can be seen by examining the 2000 election results closely.

The reason George W. Bush struggled so much to eke out a 271-267 win in the Electoral College (assuming that he can hold on to it) is not that he got crushed in the minority vote 77% to 21%. No, it's that he commanded only a measly 54% of the white vote.


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