Marc Ambinder asks how the Republicans could change to start winning elections, in a world in which they’re losing among white voters born since 1975.
Reasonable question. It may even have an answer, or more than one. That is, there may be one or more position bundles that could attract a majority against the position bundle the Democrats offer.
What Ambinder doesn’t ask is who within the Republican coalition, other than office-seekers and lobbyists, wants to win elections on the only terms available. God-guns-gays, tax cuts, keeping black folks down, keeping immigrants out, burning as much oil as possible: it’s not clear to me that the parts of the base for whom each of those issues is important would have any use for a party that no longer stood for it.
Unless, of course, Obama and the new Congress manage to really screw things up.