Without the “Old,” Will There Be a GOP?

Thinking it Through

Today Politico published a piece about something Doc and I have been discussing for some time, and that is that voters who identify as republican are generally older folks. And, well, to be blunt, they’re dying off.

In “The GOP is Dying Off, Literally,” Daniel McGraw writes,

Since the average Republican is significantly older than the average Democrat, far more Republicans than Democrats have died since the 2012 elections. To make matters worse, the GOP is attracting fewer first-time voters. Unless the party is able to make inroads with new voters, or discover a fountain of youth, the GOP’s slow demographic slide will continue election to election.

gopI’ve long wondered if party operatives have given much thought to this. Ya can’t take the “old” out of GOP and have the party survive. As the Democrats increase our base, especially with so-called millennials becoming a reliable voting bloc, the Republican base…

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