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In 2016, GOP Needs a Candidate Voters Believe In

anti-neocon Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 10:01 AM
the republican establishment really does fear that ron paul's message of constitutional limited government and individual liberty WOULD be attractive to voters. if they didn't believe so, they would not have put so much effort into discrediting him. the GOP doesn't want limited government any more than the democrats do, which is why they promoted big government RINO romney to be their candidate.

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...