Paul Ryan to Republicans: ‘Go into inner cities, go into minority communities’
Former vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan thinks Republicans need to take their limited-government message to voters who are “unfamiliar with hearing us.”
“Go into inner cities, go into minority communities,” Ryan, who speaks in Iowa tonight, told The Des Moines Register in a telephone interview on Monday. “Go into communities that have not seen or heard from Republicans in a long time.”
You know why they “haven’t heard it in a long time?” (Even though they’re telling us that we have to do this seemingly every other day). It’s because it has already been done, and failed spectacularly.
This was the playbook for one of Paul Ryan’s mentors, that being Jack Kemp, when he ran for President in 1988, and doing so while only a Congressman, as Ryan would be if he runs in 2016, presuming he wins re-election to another term in Congress in 2014, (hopefully some immigration patriot will knock him out). And how well did it work? Kemp won no states, averaged 5% in primaries while he was actually running and supposedly “competitive,” and 2.72% or 331k votes overall, the percentage inevitably decreased after he dropped out, because, you know, constantly getting 5% of the primary vote in each state isn’t going to win you many Presidential nominations.
The only big difference this time is that the immigration issue is hot now while it wasn’t in 1988, so Ryan is making “immigration reform” (amnesty and open borders) a centerpiece of his speculative Presidential campaign, the same amnesty and open borders we just screamed at the top of our lungs to stop at least for awhile.
He’ll be lucky to get 5% in his own state much less any state with that as his prime issue.
Christie got 51% of the Hispanic vote. (Except he won’t get anywhere near that among Hispanics versus the Democrat nominee in a Presidential race). Even if Mitt Romney got 51% of the Hispanic vote, keeping everything else the same, (and that’s not possible in the real world), he still would have lost.
And how did Christie even get to 51% of the Hispanic vote? By supporting ObamaCare, by being for amnesty and open borders, by appointing a temporary Senate replacement “Republican” (Jefferey Chisea) that voted for the Gang Bangers of Eight bill, by hearting Obama. IOW, by being a Democrat. He can do that and not lose any white votes in a state with a severe dearth of white conservative voters like New Jersey, but that won’t play among Republican primary and caucus goers in most of the country, nor among the same trying to turn them out the following November.