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A Republican Retreat -- or Rout?

Corbett_ Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 11:10 AM
Haven't you heard? Obama-lite didn't lose the election. It was stolen. Or people's votes were bought. ANYTHING rather than admit that Romney was too far to the left to attract votes. Republicans NEVER learn.
Given the expectations raised by the Republican punditocracy -- that Mitt was headed for a big victory -- the jolt of defeat hit especially hard.

Now, what had seemed an orderly retreat has taken on the aspect of a rout, with Beltway Republicans calling for abandonment of fixed positions all along the line.

After Senate candidates Richard Mourdock in Indiana and Todd Akin in Missouri bollixed the question of abortion in cases of rape, Republicans are being counseled to downgrade or dump the social issues. As young people seem to support same-sex marriage, why not be good libertarians and get on board?...