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The GOP is sporting Ethics and Women…..Good….

Duke Aiona, Nikki Haley, Brian Sandoval, Tim Scott, Susana Martinez, and Marco Rubio are shown in a composite image. | AP Photo

Somebody mentioned this a few days ago….

And they are right….

In spite of themselves…..

The Republicans are fronting more than just White males……

I’m going to have to be carefull when I make my remarks on the GOP make-up from here on out…..


For a generation, the Republican Party’s demographic problem has been summed up in three adjectives: too old, too white, too male.

That’s why GOP officials are thrilled by the prospect of a South Carolina gubernatorial nominee whose profile boasts another three adjectives — young, Indian-American, female.

Suddenly, the historically monochrome Republican Party is flashing a few glints of color, with 38-year-old Nikki Haley the most prominent representative of a class that represents something of a breakthrough.

The congressional and gubernatorial primaries held so far this year have put the GOP on the verge of electing an array of diverse new faces to high office, which stands to upend the party’s country club image and perhaps even diminish one of the most enduring punch lines in American politics.

This won’t solve the GOP’s deep structural problems in a rapidly changing country — namely the party’s weakness among young and non-white voters — but the unusual crop of candidates plays against stereotypes of the party in ways that are a vast relief to top Republican strategists.

There has never been a non-white female governor in the nation’s history — yet the GOP could elect two in November. New Mexico’s Susana Martinez, an Hispanic, won her party’s nomination last month, and South Carolina’s Haley, who got just less than half the vote in her primary Tuesday and is the heavy favorite in a runoff later this month.



June 12, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Projections, Updates, Women |


  1. The crunch will come here in SCs First CD

    Where Tim Scott(the Black gentleman pictured above)vies in a runoff against Strom Thurmonds son

    Scott has lived here all his life

    Thurmond moved here a few years ago

    Scott served three terms on the Charleston County Council

    Four years as Chairman

    Scott served in the state legislature


    He served a term on County Council then announced he wasnt running again cause he “wanted to spend more time with his family”

    His longing for such ended however when the Congressional seat opened up

    And oh yes his name is Thurmond

    Scott is miles away more “qualified”

    Lets see the Republicans do the RIGHT thing here

    Then I will cheer them on!

    Comment by My Name Is jack | June 12, 2010 | Reply

  2. Agreed…But Scott IS running……

    Good point on the underlining issue…..

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 12, 2010 | Reply

  3. Actually here in coastal SC

    Blacks run quite frequently in Republican primaries

    Except for Scott though

    They always lose

    Comment by My Name Is jack | June 12, 2010 | Reply

  4. Point taken and posted…..

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 12, 2010 | Reply

  5. James B, here’s my take:

    1. Haley is almost certainly going to be South Carolina’s first female governor anyway.

    2. Martinez will LOSE in New Mex., to Denish, who will benefit from Democratic turnout despite Richardson’s horrible approval ratings.

    3. Rubio is a 50-50 on winning the Florida Senate seat (I’m pulling for Crist).

    4. Sandoval has the Nevada governorship in the bag and I don’t see the NV Democrats winning the Governor’s Mansion until 2018.

    They haven’t won it since 1994.

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | June 14, 2010 | Reply

  6. On 1, 2 and 4 Agreed….

    I think Crist pulls it out…..

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 14, 2010 | Reply

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