Thursday, December 15, 2005
GOP worries about 'Sam's Club Republicans' in the emerging suburbs
Public Opinion Watch in addition to some other polling data brings us a conservative analyst worrying that right now they are getting votes from people who don't agree with their agenda. The GOP in the last elections are "an increasingly working-class party, dependent for its power on supermajorities of the white working class vote, and a party whose constituents are surprisingly comfortable with bad-but-popular liberal ideas like raising the minimum wage, expanding clumsy environmental regulations, or hiking taxes on the wealthy to fund a health care entitlement."
Wouldn't it seem to be a good idea to peel those voters off of the GOP ticket by explicitly running on that platform?