Brit Hume of Fox News thinks that the GOP chasing after the Hispanic vote is a waste of time: the white vote is more important.
“And I am absolutely convinced that this trope that you’re hearing that says that if the Republicans don’t go for immigration reform much as the Senate has done, they’ll never win another presidential election. Oh, baloney,” Hume said during an appearance on the conservative cable news channel. “If you look at the statistics, you find there was one significant bloc of voters who turned out in smaller numbers this time in a major way — way below expectations, below even their ’08 turnout — and that was white voters. Now, that doesn’t mean that if they turned out that Romney would have gotten them all but it shows you that this Hispanic vote, which is I think now 8.5 percent of the electorate or something like that, is not nearly as important as, still, as the white vote, which is above 70 percent.”
That sounds like an excellent plan going forward for the GOP: alienate the fastest-growing bloc of voters in the country while at the same time the good folks in Texas, Ohio, and North Carolina are really going after the women.
Keep it up, Republicans; you’re doing great.