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Ramesh Ponnuru

How Republicans Can Ward Off Demographic Doom

Democrats think time is on their side. But they should keep their eye on three important trends.
They are unpredictable.

They are unpredictable.

Photographer: Scott Olson/Getty Images

In the run-up to the 2016 campaign, Republicans were told that they had to adjust to demographic change if they were to have a future. They even said it to themselves.

The Republican National Committee produced an “autopsy” after Mitt Romney’s 2012 defeat urging the party, among other things, “to embrace and champion comprehensive immigration reform” or be written off by the country’s growing Hispanic population.