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In 2016, GOP Needs a Candidate Voters Believe In

Andy544 Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 3:51 PM
The RINO 'parade' has come to a screeching halt. The GOP still hasn't 'got the message' even after three (3) successive defeats by RINO, look-alike 'conservative' candidates (Dole, McCain, Romney). EIGHT or NINE MILLION conservative voters STAYING HOME, and not voting for the GOP'S latest conservative 'look-alike' apparently has not yet 'made an impression' on the GOP establishment. The GOP can only go one of two directions from here: (1. become even MORE 'Democratic Party Lite' than it already is, or (2. actually field a CONSERVATIVE candidate who isn't talking out of both sides of his mouth, and apologizing for being a conservative! Ball's in their court!
Andy544 Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 3:52 PM
Not very optimistic that the choice is going to be #2, but I know for sure that the GOP is FINISHED if the choice is #1.

In the wake of Mitt Romney's loss, many Republicans say the GOP must make far-reaching changes to be competitive in future elections. White voters are a smaller and smaller part of the electorate, they point out, while Latinos and other minorities are growing as a percentage of the voting public. Unless the Republican Party reinvents itself to appeal to those voters, the argument goes, the GOP can get used to being out of power.

There's something to that. The electorate is changing, and the Republican Party needs to keep up with the times. But the more fundamental answer to the...