I remain hopeful that John McCain will be the next President, but if he is, he may be the last Republican to hold that office. You probably saw the census department projections for the U.S. population in 2050, and it doesn’t look good for the GOP.
White people of European decent will be less than half the population. Hispanics will be nearly 30%, and another 20% will be an immigrant from somewhere. Undoubtedly there will be some overlap in those two groups, but probably at least 40% of the population will belong to a group that Republicans policies do not exactly embrace. I don’t know how you could win a national election with those numbers.
The projections also show the total population growing by almost 50% with most of the growth coming from immigration, or high birth rates among recent immigrants. At the same time we’re seen a concentration of income and wealth among a smaller percentage of the population.
The message of lower taxes and less government intervention in our lives has an ever shrinking sympathetic audience, while those naturally disposed to reject these concepts will grow.
Something has to give, no?