The headline writers win this round. But once you get past the incendiary headline, author Kevin Baker presents a solid case that the Republican Party really wants nothing to do with urban areas. I think that stems partly from the fact that, as a conservative party, they want America to be the land it once was—a nation of farmers, or in its modern translation, a nation of small businessmen tending their suburban acreage. But reality is a harsh mistress, and the GOP will have to change eventually to woo the increasingly urban masses.
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