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GOP Solution: Stick to Values, Pick Better Candidates

buxton Wrote: Nov 11, 2012 1:51 AM
all this is well and good, but we could all see this problem a year ago and the GOP just kept on going down the wrong way because the system was wrong why should we believe they will learn from their mistakes and make friends with Tea Party members? If Ron Paul was their candidate then he would now be our new president elect and we all knew this before the nomination MR should have been running as a democratic candidate and that is why so many voters stayed at home because they were not given a nominee they could vote for on either side. I blame the people who control this system and keep it going to the GOP's demise
Texas Chris Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 1:20 PM
I totally agree. Romney was easily the weakest candidate, having flip-flopped on every issue and actually instituted state-run healthcare.

The GOP leadership threw the election to Obama so they wouldn't have to deal with a constitutional Paul presidency.

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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