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In 2016, GOP Needs a Candidate Voters Believe In

Bonsall Billy Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 11:18 AM
Sure.....that is what we need. An 80 year old candidate who couldn't connect with enough people the first few times he ran. Smart choice. Do you have any idea how thoroughly the opposition and the media could marginalize Ron Paul once he became the lead candidate?
westriversd Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 12:05 PM
So, how are those "principles" looking to you now? Obama is a real "principled" President isn't he? NOT! When you climb a mountain you don't do it in one giant leap.
anti-neocon Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 11:35 AM
well, he was the ONLY constitutional limited government and liberty candidate, and i always vote my principles. you can go with the next 'mr. electable' candidate if that's what you want.

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...