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GOP Solution: Stick to Values, Pick Better Candidates

bigdawgworking Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 10:41 AM
Two words: Marco Rubio. The overwhelming choice of the conservative base for VP. And, if he had thrown his hat into the ring, he most likely would have won the Republican nomination (remember "anyone but Romney"?). And, oh yeah, he pulls the growing hispanic vote into the Republican wing.

These are days of hindsight and second-guessing for Republicans, which is human nature after a trauma like this election loss.

There are million “why” theories out there, from the Hurricane Sandy effect to pernicious media bias. Wringing our hands over those factors gets us nowhere.

We can’t stop hurricanes, and media bias is always there. Reagan and Bush 43 won twice against waves of poisonous bias, so that is not an insurmountable obstacle.

What Republicans need is a slate of candidates that can energize the base while expanding the appeal of a conservative message.


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