Not true. Both Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice topped the polls of Republican voters but both decided not to run. You see, Republicans respect merit regardless of race, but Democrats nominated a nobody who had nothing in 2008 because he was black.Very trueBoth Parties are open to all, but Republicans choose their candidates on merit while Democrats are more interested in race and ethnicity.Well, you are the Party of identity politics, so it is important to try to have the right skin color and ethnicity to run.In 2016, that was true, and it will be in 2020.
But in the past that wasn't always true.
And it probably likely in the future as Ivanka, a Jewish broad, is one of the 2024 frontrunners.
Republicans have only run one candidate for President or VP who was not white, Protestant and male.
Dems have run nine
We are a big tent party...open to all
Republicans are white, male and Protestant
And Republicans only consider white, male Protestants to have merit.
No others need apply.