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The GOP and the City
City Journal [NYC, NY], by Edward L. Glaeser

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Posted By:StormCnter, 1/25/2013 5:22:13 AM

After the presidential election in November, New York Times exit polls found that Republican candidate Mitt Romney had received only 29 percent of the big-city vote to President Obama’s 69 percent. That gap prompted Paul Ryan, Romney’s running mate, to conclude that it was “the turnout especially in urban areas” that “gave President Obama the big margin to win this race.” Ryan was right: the GOP has an urban problem. And it’s partly a self-created one. The party, nationally and even locally, has focused on winning suburban and rural votes and has stopped reaching out to city dwellers.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: jalo1951, 1/25/2013 5:51:12 AM     (No. 9137988)

What do you say to people who believe that they are owed a living simply because they exist? They dems are buying votes with our money. Should the Reps just offer "more free stuff"? A lot of low information voters turn out to be low IQ voters and telling them the truth won´t work. They do not care.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ByteGuru, 1/25/2013 5:58:26 AM     (No. 9137996)

While inviting urban professionals to join the Rs is a good thing, it would be far more productive to make a small change in each state. That change would be to assign Electoral College votes based upon which candidate won the individual Congressional districts instead of the ´winner takes all´ electoral assignment currently in use in many states.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: MickTurn, 1/25/2013 7:04:09 AM     (No. 9138051)

I personally think the Libs that are IN the republican party have infiltrated and are causing these losses by a host of incompetent looking, but very purposeful actions.

Step back for a minute and ask yourself, Would the Dimocrap party put spies and operatives in the opposing parties inner ranks to disrupt their ability to win elections? Well they do practice voter fraud, why not stop the opposition at it´s core.

Now you understand why the RNC is so inept, it is ON PURPOSE!!!!!!

We the people need to vote for and demand conservative leadership. These wimps and Dims dressed like our own need to be routed out and destroyed. Until then this game we call politics is a rigged scheme and WE are the victims!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: JAN, 1/25/2013 8:59:53 AM     (No. 9138279)

Inner cities, the best place for stolen elections.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: stablemoney, 1/25/2013 9:07:05 AM     (No. 9138296)

Has the GOP stopped reaching out? I thought the principle was for the government to get out of your business.

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