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The Republicans' Primary Problem

Carolyn258 Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 7:29 AM
Speak for yourself, annfan-777. Romney inspired me and I'm sure others. As Coulter says, Obama won by a close call, plus I'm personally not too sure about the legitimacy of his re-election (the military had trouble casting their votes; voting machines were malfunctioning in key states when the voting started out in the a.m.) Romney presented himself in an intelligent, controlled manner. He didn't grandstand, because clearly that leads to the election of the wrong candidate, as we see with Slick Barry. I'm afraid it's all over for the Republican Party.)
annfan_777 Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 7:52 AM

He didn't inspire the most passionate members of the GOP base - the Tea Party folks, the Sarah Palin constituencies, the pro-lifers, the Chick-Fil-A folks, the pro-marriage supporters, etc... He's a typical wimpy gutless "moderate" RINO.

Romney miserably failed to exploit Obama's weaknesses - he didn't even bring up Benghazi during the FOREIGN POLICY debate. And he gutlessly waited a week before saying one thing about the Chick-Fil-A supporters, and then it was a wimpy "that's not part of my campaign."

Having just lost an election, many Republicans are anxious to remake our party in the image of Democrats. The theory seems to be that whatever we're doing isn't working, so we better change everything.

But in fact, whatever Republicans did in 2012 -- other than an overly long primary fight -- worked amazingly well, given the circumstances.

In a detailed analysis of the 2012 election, William A. Galston, a fellow with the liberal Brookings Institution, makes a number of fascinating observations that Republicans would do well to consider before embracing amnesty, abortion, gay marriage and Beyonce.

In my...