There is no other way to put this without resorting to demographic bluntness: the small fraction of Americans who are trying to pick the Republican nominee are old, white, uniformly Christian and unrepresentative of the nation at large.
None of that is a surprise. But when you look at the numbers, it’s stunning how little this Republican primary electorate resembles the rest of the United States. They are much closer to the population of 1890 than of 2012.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Welcome To 1890
One reason the general election campaign (no matter who the GOP nominee is) will probably be more interesting as well as a substantial relief, according to Timothy Egan: