She’s A Young, Black, Harvard-Educated Miss America. So Why Don’t The Republicans Want Her To Run?

 

” The Republican Party has talked plenty about the need to shed its image as the grand party of old white men—especially after its 2012 presidential defeat, as party elders took notice of a demographic curve that appears to be running away from them. The Republican National Committee knows it, too, writing in a report last March that, “Young voters are increasingly rolling their eyes at what the party represents and many minorities wrongly think that Republicans do not like them or want them in the country.” “

 

So what would seem to be the problem with Ms Harold’s candidacy ?

 

 

” There was the ugly email from a GOP county chairman calling Harold “a streetwalker.” The bizarre snub at the state fair. The adamant rejection when she asked to use Republican voter data. And the frequent suggestion she would be better off running for something—anything—else.”

 

 

 

 

 ” One thing after another,” lamented Doug Ibendahl, a Chicago attorney and former state GOP general counsel who considers Harold a “top notch” candidate. “There are people in the Republican Party who are actively working against her who shouldn’t be.”

  It does seem odd. Harold would appear to be exactly the kind of candidate the GOP needs: Miss America 2003. A speaker at the 2004 Republican National Convention. Harvard Law School grad. A practicing attorney interested in the Constitution. She is just 33 years old, close enough to count as one of the coveted “millennial” voters herself. The product of a mixed-race marriage—her father is white, her mother is African-American—Harold has a background that recalls that of another Illinois politician, a guy who went on to hold a pretty lofty office himself.”

 

   While we do not know enough about her yet , the fact that the Republican establishment is fighting her every step of the way makes us inclined to support her unconditionally . The GOP is dead and now is just awaiting a proper burial .

    We wish her stances were more in line with Tea Party principles , but the fact that she seems to have some puts her miles ahead of your average GOPer . We wish her luck and will continue to further our , and our reader’s , knowledge of her policy stances and her candidacy .