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Old 10-06-2019, 05:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Bone View Post
I expect the historical trend of people being more small "c" conservative as they age will continue to hold.
Originally Posted by Voyager View Post
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.