Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Republicans are spiraling out of control, a new Gallup/USA Poll

Nothing new here.

No one is listening to the Republican Party and all these talk show hosts, etc., are not helping the party, either.

Republicans, out of power and divided over how to get it back, are finding even the most basic questions hard to answer.
Here's one: Who speaks for the GOP?

The question flummoxes most Americans, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds, which is among the reasons for the party's sagging state and uncertain direction.

A 52% majority of those surveyed couldn't come up with a name when asked to specify "the main person" who speaks for Republicans today. Of those who could, the top response was radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh (13%), followed in order by former vice president Dick Cheney, Arizona Sen. John McCain and former House speaker Newt Gingrich. Former president George W. Bush ranked fifth, at 3%.

So the dominant faces of the Republican Party are all men, all white, all conservative and all old enough to join AARP, ranging in age from 58 (Limbaugh) to 72 (McCain). They include some of the country's most strident voices on issues from Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court to President Obama's policies at home and abroad. Two are retired from politics, and one has never been a candidate.

The emphasis above is mine's. That is the problem with the Republican Party, old white men: male, stale and pale. That sums the party up. And going forward, that is a very small minority and not enough to attract new voters, minorities, women, etc., to win national elections. That is a death nail. for real.

Read it all here

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