Dispel the myths
Minorities provided Barack Obama his margin of victory. The hand wringing and utter despair by some very moderate Republicans when made aware of this finding, is grossly misplaced. Republicans have nominated many minority individuals for federal and state offices, legislative and other positions. These individuals have been viciously attacked by the Congressional Black Caucus, the Hispanic Congressional Caucus, the NAACP and many other groups. Why, because they were Republicans and conservative . Those who were elected have performed well and yet have been targeted for defeat by these groups.
Democrats have made many promises but under their leadership blacks and Hispanics earn less, are under-unemployed, drop out of school and are incarcerated. The minority groups have not benefited and still they support the Democrats. Some black pastors are speaking out and providing real facts on these issues. It is not an easy task, but Republicans can focus on educating these groups with the facts and point out how they have policies to grow jobs, increase income, reduce costs of food, utilities and fuels and enact a tax code reform that can result in more revenue to make Social Security and Medicare solvent and cover other essential needs, including our military.