Republican Presidential Nomination

Shikha Dalmia on the GOP's Diversity Dilemma

Unpopular candidates can't do effective outreach for the party

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Diverse Dolls
andres mustas Foter

If the GOP is the party for whitebreads, then why does it have the most diverse presidential lineup in the history of the republic? Not just that, it has more minorities in high-office than Democrats whether it is U.S. senate or state gubernatorial mansions.

But does this diversity mean that the GOP does not have a minority problem? No, because minorities have a problem with the GOP, says Reason Foundation Senior Analyst Shikha Dalmia.

And the problem is that the party has a knack for zeroing in on candidates with zero appeal in their communities.

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