(The Daily Beast)
As the Republican field and corporations like Wal-Mart slowly but surely distance themselves from the Confederate flag, a subplot involves a trend I’ve been documenting for a while now: How the GOP is being forced to engage in some major soul searching.
The coalition the GOP assembled to win national elections in the latter part of the 20th century has delivered the popular vote in just one of the last six presidential elections, and it’s not realistic to expect they can win many more by relying solely on old, rural, non-college-educated white men.
Not only have the demographics changed—but so have a lot of attitudes.
Read more: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/06/23/what-the-gop-lost-when-it-won-the-south.html?