Will the New York Republicans be stuck, again, with ‘a bozo like Paladino’?

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A cover story in the New York Times Magazine documents an acknowledgement by some Republicans of their party's relative lack of technological know-how, quoting an unnamed Republican saying that Mitt Romney's campaign manager will be the last guy ever to run a presidential campaign who didn't tweet.

But to blame it all on the message would be missing the point.

Writer Robert Draper also talks to Republican operatives and a pollster about the policies that have made national Republicans unattractive to young voters and minorities, quite apart from any marketing or tactical outreach. He quotes a "self-identified anti-abortion, 'very conservative' 27-year-old Obama voter" lamenting the Republican Party's ideological inflexibility.

New York Republicans aren't doing much better. In fact, according to Fred Dicker, the state Republican Party is becoming so uncompetitive that "[Andrew] Cuomo and other senior Democrats [have] been informally advising some in the GOP on steps to improve their chances."

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Dicker quotes "a Democratic activist with ties to the governor" saying, "Who in the national press corps is going to pay attention to Andrew’s re-election if he’s running against a bozo like Paladino?"

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Sorry @NYGovCuomo nothing 'complicated' about it - NYS has had higher #minwage before and should now #RaiseNY"--Michael Kink

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