Why is Romney Losing? Because Immigration Is Electing A New People | VDARE.com Far from causing a “small shift” to the Democrats, the racial transformation of the U.S. caused by over-immigration is the only major reason why the GOP is sailing into oblivion. In 2008, McCain won 55 percent of the white vote and lost by a near-landslide. In 2000, Bush won 55 percent of the white vote and squeaked by with a win. Shouldn’t that tell Geraghty and other Conservatism Inc. operatives that something is going on? The racial breakdown of the 2008 presidential race was as follows: Whites 55% to 43% for McCain Blacks 95% to 5% for Obama Hispanics 67% to 31% for Obama Asians 62% to 35% for Obama The most recent polls show the same fatal trend in 2012: only whites support Romney in great numbers. Almost 90 percent of Republican votes come from whites. And Romney has yet to crack the 61% support of whites he likely needs to win. (It’s eminently doable—the GOP got 60% in its Congressional sweep in 2010).