We're Doing It Wrong

Arizona’s Republican Governor Doug Ducey earned 44% of the Latino vote en route to his easy re-election.

No hand recount for Governor-elect Ron DeSantis in Florida who garnered 44% of the Latino vote and 14% of the black vote.

The 400,000 Florida kids and 260,000 Arizona kids who benefit from school choice, the majority from minority families, are reshaping the GOP’s electoral coalitions in those states.

White Guilt author Shelby Steele argues this occurrence is more than a powerful argument for school choice. It’s a messaging imperative for conservatives.

As Steele told me, black families have moved beyond the idealism of the Civil Rights era to search for pragmatic answers to the economic concerns the welfare state not only failed to address but worsened.

By contrast, Champagne Socialists in the leafy suburbs are in search of a moral calling. The “Black Lives Matter” yard sign in the lawn of your local Mayflower descendant should’ve been a tipoff.

Bottom line: we’ve been making the wrong arguments to the wrong constituents.

Fiscal conservatism has limited appeal to the vanguard class as does pantomiming Al Sharpton with minority families.

For the latter, it’s money they lack. For the former, to borrow from James Earl Jones in Field of Dreams, “It’s money they have and peace they lack.” 


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