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GOP Has Trouble Settling on Candidates Who Can Win

bud199 Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 11:36 AM
In Mo we had Reid promoting the weakest candidate. We need to find that stuff out early not after the fact. They voted in a crook and had an excellant candidate that Akin would not allow to win after he goofed up so badly. Steelman could have won but Akin was thinking about himself in huge terms rather than what was best for his state or the country Rove can be a big help if certain groups would work together rather than paint Rove as such a montsor. Gingrich was behind Akin after there was no chance of his winning and Steelman could have. Yet he is out there denigrating Rove now rather than helping Id the ones that are right thinking and can win. So did Huckabee and other conservative groups.Then you have the purist.
serwin Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 12:51 PM
Rove would help the party more if he would work with the TEA Party in trying to pick good candidates instead of trying to shove big government politicians down our throats.
elucidated Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 11:49 AM
And there are politicos on Breitbart, Fox, and this site who are supporting the attacks on Rove, again, helping the Democrats, while blindly thinking that the Republicans can take back the Senate. The closer we get to 2014, the more we find out that the Republicans face a huge uphill battle.

One of the interesting things about recent elections is that Republicans have tended to do better the farther you go down the ballot.

They've lost the presidency twice in a row, and in four of the last six contests. They've failed to win a majority in the U.S. Senate, something they accomplished in five election cycles between 1994 and 2006.

But they have won control of the House of Representatives in the last two elections, and in eight of the last 10 cycles.

And they've been doing better in elections to state legislatures than at any time since the 1920s.