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7 Things The GOP Needs To Do To Start Turning It Around

anonymous14804 Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 7:58 PM
One of the things which is rarely mentioned and was truly a contributing factor to the outcome of the election is an aspect of Mitt Romney and conservativism itself: true conservatives couldn't get very excited in 2012 (just as they couldn't get excited in 2008) because there was no conservative choice presented to them. How is it possible that after the abject rejection of John McCain (as much a RINO as Susan Collins, Lincoln Chafee, Olympia Snowe and Arlen Spector), we couldn't come up with an actual, conservative Republican with four years of time to do so?
scrow Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 9:40 PM
They don't have to get excited. They just have to vote for the person who is closest to the agenda they want. Complaining that the U.S. election system has no viable third party allowance is as pointless as complaining that there is no magic wand that will put the uber-Conservative candidate in place.
Origanalist Again Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 8:19 PM
modernmover Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 9:20 PM
Romney choose to take the high road. The Democrats are the party of rude, obnoxious lying fools. He is the most honest, learned, kind individual you will find. Yet he was rejected by half of this country that likes the "obnoxious, in your face" kind of politician. Romney is a smart guy that knows how to "turn around" a company or economy. Ryan is a numbers guy. Both are exactly what we needed. But the half of the population is too stupid to enlighten themselves. Too occupied with "free trinkets " to be bothered with real consequences.

Let's not sugarcoat it: we got our teeth kicked in on Tuesday. Sure, we added governorships and held our ground in the House, but we went backwards in the Senate and lost to an out-of-touch, incompetent, petty man who centered his campaign around Mitt Romney's bank account and Big Bird. We didn't get beaten by Bill Clinton in a great economy; we got beaten by another Michael Dukakis in the midst of a terrible economy. On the upside, if people have ever wondered what Jimmy Carter's second term would have looked like, then they're about to find out.