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Republican Failure Comes Down to Economics

Nov. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Republicans are engaged in some public “soul-searching,” which is what we usually call it when members of a defeated party explain that the party went wrong by not taking the advice they’ve been giving all along.

One of the most common arguments at the moment is that demography has become doom for Republicans. The party is worried primarily about three groups: Hispanics, women and young people. To court Hispanics, many Republicans think they need to change their policies on immigration. For women, it’s their approach to abortion and contraception. For young people, same-sex marriage.