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In 2016, GOP Needs a Candidate Voters Believe In

CLF Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 10:40 AM
The deep down problem with the Republican Party is they eat their own. If the Democrat candidate loses they regroup and move on (usually blaming the stupid voters). If the Republican candidate loses there is hand-wringing, second-guessing and most certainly heaping mountains of blame onto the Republican candidate. In short, the Republicans eat their own. I'd love to figure out why Republicans can be so stupid.

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...