Don’t Call the GOP Convention Reality TV

August 24, 2012 at 10:27 AM 3 comments

This is pretty funny:

The Republican National Convention isn’t just a chance for Republicans to try to rally voters around their presidential ticket and down-ballot candidates. It’s also an opportunity to portray their party as an inclusive one that welcomes all different types of Americans.

According to a Gallup survey last year, the GOP is more white and slightly more male than the population at large. The survey of adults found that 53 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaners are male, compared to 49 percent of adults at large. It also found that 87 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaners are white, compared to 72 percent of the adult population overall. Hispanics were found to make up 13 percent of the adult population compared to 7 percent of the GOP, while African-Americans were 11 percent of the adult population compared to 3 percent of the GOP.


So, in other words, what we’re going to see will be fictional, instead of factual.



Entry filed under: Musings.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. beth  |  August 24, 2012 at 11:59 AM

    My husband, who’s a quasi-Republican, (he’s very smart but not nearly as tuned in to politics as me) was showing me the list of speakers and pointing out the women and minorities and calling it a big step in the right direction for the GOP. My answer to him was to ignore the people on the stage and look at the people in the audience. I worry about the intelligent voters being taken in by the optics.

  • 2. grosenberg  |  August 24, 2012 at 12:04 PM

    As long as people insist on the two-horse race then the American People will lose no matter who wins.. Obama and Romney are identical on over 90% of their positions or so close that it doesn’t matter. Unless a third candidate is voted for by the majority or we can change the system, this election is irrelevant

  • 3. Say It Ain't So Already  |  August 24, 2012 at 2:12 PM

    Great advice but yeah, this is just a show but some people will be hoodwinked.

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