Trick Question
May 3rd, 2013

Byron York goes and plays with the numbers and makes a case that relatively few people have said out loud since November. Here’s the question:

You’re Mitt Romney and it’s October 31, 2012 and a witch comes to you and says, “I can help you win 72 percent of the Hispanic vote or give you an extra 4 points of the white vote.” Which one do you pick?

Looking at the raw politics of the immigration debate, it’s amazing to me that more GOP pros haven’t asked themselves some version of this and then bothered to run the numbers to find out which is best for them.

  1. derek sutton May 3, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    Always fun to see Conservatism, Inc. catch up to Steve Sailer two years later.

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  3. Gabriel May 4, 2013 at 9:16 am

    “Now we have the unions, we have the gambling, and they’re the best things to have. But narcotics is a thing of the future. And if we don’t get a piece of that action, we risk everything we have — I mean not now, but ten years from now.”

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  5. Galley Friend J.E. May 4, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Amen. The GOP doesn’t even keep its friends close.

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  7. mrmandias May 4, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Low hanging fruit is apparently not a concept known to the GOP brain trust.

    OR . . . their ostensible goal is not their real goal.