The Republican Party could have won the Presidential Election of 2012 if the blue collar conservatives voted for them. This book will describe how to get the blue collar vote.
Saving American Democracy
Saving the Republican Party (GOP) and maintaining a competitive two party system is essential if we are going to preserve American Democracy. The Republicans were easily defeated in the last two Presidential elections, and there only real source of national power is the slim advantage they hold in the House of Representatives. In his new book, “Blue Collar Conservative” Senator Rick Santorum explains how the Republican Party can reinvent itself and make a comeback.
A Unique Approach
Santorum’s book is monumental as it breaks ranks with Republican Orthodoxy, as it recommends that Republicans compete for working class votes. For too long the GOP has assumed that low income and working class voters would never vote Republican, and has not made a serious effort to capture these votes.
Santorum recognizes the reality of the situation which most Republicans do not understand. Most Americans work for a living! They are not wildly successful and rich, they do not own a business, and they are not highly paid corporate executives. The majority work and struggle to survive and during this Great Recession they are really struggling. Santorum realizes that if the GOP is to be successful they must get in the trenches and help the working people in this country. They must do a lot more than just tell people that if they just work a little harder they can be very successful and well off. No one believes that anymore.
The Book In A Nutshell
When President Ronald Reagan won two landslide elections he won over working class people who were referred to as “Reagan Democrats.” Currently, the GOP has trouble mobilizing its own base. Santorum’s book is a game plan for the GOP to stage a comeback, become popular, and win elections again. The solution is to convince working class people or the so-called blue collar conservatives to vote Republican.
The Republicans could have won the 2012 Presidential Election if they got the blue collar conservatives to vote for them. Instead, these voters simply stayed home, as they did not believe the GOP spoke for them. Santorum wants the GOP to regain the trust and votes of hard working Americans across the country. This is the key to victory.
Probability Of Success
The GOP has a very good chance to be successful with this program. The Obama Administration has a terrible record on the economy. They have failed to stimulate the economy and offer working people an economic future in this country. The GOP should stress that it is aware of the problem, can support and get us through these tough times, and can expand the economy and offer people a bright economic future in this country. That message will resonate with the voters and lead to political comeback for the GOP.