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Romney Was Not the Problem

barbara3244 Wrote: Nov 23, 2012 10:24 AM
Mitt did not articulate conservative thought. He touched upon it here and there, but it was only apparent to we who know. While he offered a path very different from 0bamas', he never explained why his is better. IMO, even if he had been very clear, as a high school or college instructor might be, I don't believe we have an electorate willing to hear it, or the critical thinking skills to process it. We do not have enough information to definitively state that because the message was not articulated, Mitt lost the election. But the fact is we had the chance to bring our message to everyone, and we didn't. For this, I blame Romneys' advisors and the Republican Partys' general avoidance of conservatism.

Small minds always leap to the answers given the last time around, which is probably why Maxine Waters keeps getting re-elected. But the last time is not necessarily the same as this time. A terrorist attack is not the same as the Cold War, a war in Afghanistan is not the same as a war in Iraq, and Mitt Romney is not the same as John McCain or Bob Dole.

But since the election, many conservatives seem to be coalescing around the explanation for our defeat given by Jenny Beth Martin of the Tea Party Patriots, who said: "What we...