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Time for Introspection, but Not Surrender

annfan_777 Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 7:47 AM
Best advice for the GOP - ignore the damn "moderates". We listened to them, again, and picked another wimpy, milquetoast "moderate" for our candidate and got beat again. Democrats won't vote for a "moderate" with an "R" behind their name, when they can vote for the Democrat and get the real thing. In order to win, our candidates must pull some Democrat votes, and we do that by standing firm for life, marriage, defense, etc..... That's how Reagan won them.

Has the nation gone irreversibly blue? Did intraparty disunity sabotage Mitt Romney's presidential quest? Or is there some other explanation for the nation's re-election of a president with the worst record in decades?

 

I received an email from a brilliant conservative friend who wonders whether Republicans can ever win another election and thus whether the nation is forever lost. I ran into a college student at church the Sunday before the election, and despite his strong conservatism and high intelligence, he admitted confusion about the candidates' respective positions after the presidential debates.

My first reaction after...