Debra J. Saunders

Matt David, who advised former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman in the race, posited that the GOP might want to rethink a couple of positions but argued that the real reason for a Republican freak out is technology. "The GOP is far behind there.'"

The last strong push to modernize the GOP, GOTV (get out the vote), came in 2004. It's time for an upgrade at the Republican National Committee. Quoth David, "The beauty of technology is that you can buy it. The challenge is that you need the institutional knowledge to use it."

I wish the Obama White House cared as much about the economy as the campaign cared about winning. But I have to respect success. Obamaland knows how to appeal to voters. Republicans should listen and learn.

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