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Published: Thursday, Nov. 8 2012 12:04 p.m. MST

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1aggie
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

The politics of fear pursued by the right wing to attract and retain low information voters, authoritarian followers, and the elderly (I.e., the Republican base) entails fear of minorities, gays, and anybody different. It will be hard to change that the retain the base.

rhappahannock
Washington, DC

Republicans need to embrace their core beliefs in free enterprise, liberty, and the constitution to win back both the youth and draw close to even on Hispanics.

1. Open borders. We are not East Germany or Soviet Russia. Let people come and go. It will automatically attract the best talent from around the globe. Imagine the number of good players that the NBA would lose if they were not allowed to employ international players? Same thing applies to other areas of the economy. Let the best come, and let the best win.

2. Free Speech. Time to quit sucking up to Hollywood and the RIAA, who then supports Democrats. Time to allow noncommercial file trading on the internet, and get rid of the DMCA. IF the Republican party comes down on the side of liberty and the constitution instead of Hollywood, they will pick up the youth vote.

tabuno
Clearfield, UT

Hispanics and African Americans typically believe in the same conservative social values that conservative Republicans believe in such anti-abortion, prayer, anti-homosexuality, hard-work, even hierarchical power structure (respect for authority). What really divides ethnic minorities and the Republican Party is the focus on family where Republicans are opposed to bringing ironically more people of a different culture that interestingly enough believe in many of the same beliefs and values as they do. If by chance white, males begin to accept such shared beliefs, it really is the Democratic Party that may need to be worried.

RRB
SLC, UT

When was the last time Latino's voted Republican for President? Did they ever in the last 100 years?

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