First a few facts. In 1980, white voters cast 88% of the total presidential vote. By 2008, that percentage had fallen to 74%. In 2000, Bush won 55% of the white vote, and even though he won the election, he lost the popular vote by 540,000. In 2008, McCain ALSO won 55% of the white vote, but he lost the election by 7 points. And finally, the proportion of overall votes cast by white voters is expected to decline even more in 2012. So... The GOP definitily needs to attract minority voters by addressing some of their concerns. But what's happening? Conservatives are actually driving AWAY minority voters with, among other things, their hostile rhetoric regarding immigration reform and their racially charged broadsides directed at President Obama, his wife, Michelle, and other high-profile African-Americans. Hey, you conservatives can (and probably will) do whatever you please. But circling your wagons and projecting a hostile attitude toward minorities is going to marginalize the GOP in a few elections cycles. Better wake up!