Given the headline generating internal arguments with top of the ticket candidates and party officials about party unity, it’s probably good that the real work of re-establishing the GOP as a political force is to try and build from the ground up. The key phrase emphasized by organizers of the state Republican convention in Los Angeles this weekend was the changing face of the GOP. There clearly has been some progress in the face-changing direction as diverse candidates were introduced to the delegates.
Skeptics say the Republican effort at diversity is a sideshow; that refusing to budge on many social issues and actually recruit members of groups that typically identify with Democrats will not change the voting dynamics in the state.
One group often mentioned as a target that has avoided the GOP is young people.