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In 2016, GOP Needs a Candidate Voters Believe In

cshirkey Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 7:49 AM
Americans again were given the choice of "voting for the lesser of the two evils" I had a bad feeling about the outcome way before the election. The GOP needs a man of the caliber of Reagan to stir things back up. If we had someone like that then, those who didn't vote would have happily and we would have a Republican back in the Whitehouse. The Senate needs help too. Heck the whole GOP needs help. Let's hope we don't give in to things we really don't want to just to get back in the win column.

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...