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Old 10-06-2019, 05:06 AM
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I expect the historical trend of people being more small "c" conservative as they age will continue to hold.
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But as Baby Boomers die off this is going to represent a smaller percentage of the population, so it isn't going to help them in the long run.
Exactly: in order to be the party that caters to small-c conservatives, they'd need to cater to the views that young Gen-Xers* and beyond will be stuck in as they age, which will be different views from the ones the current oldsters are stuck in. So they'll need a combination of fresh blood and shifting policy views if they don't want to be in the political wilderness, or else resort to voter suppression.

*Old Gen X-ers are in their demographic.