Can the Republicans Be Saved From Obsolescence? - NYTimes.com
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One afternoon last month, I paid a visit to two young Republicans named Bret Jacobson and Ian Spencer, who work in a small office in Arlington, Va., situated above an antique store and adjacent to a Japanese auto shop. Their five-man company, Red Edge, is a digital-advocacy group for conservative causes, and their days are typically spent designing software applications for groups like the Heritage Foundation, the Republican Governors Association and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Lately, however, Jacobson and Spencer have taken up evangelizing — and the sermon, delivered day after day to fellow conservatives in the form of a 61-point presentation, is a pitiless we-told-you-so elucidation of the ways in which Democrats have overwhelmed Republicans with their technological superiority.
Why can't the Republicans embrace technology? Seriously, why not?
perhaps those with the most technical understanding reject the Republicans in current form? Didn't the original Obama tech team come from big tech and volunteer first before Obama really started to use them?
Yeah, a lot of the Obama team came from tech.
And yeah, the majority of technologists reject the current Republican platform's social agenda.