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In 2016, GOP Needs a Candidate Voters Believe In

Delta Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 2:50 PM
Door knocks, financial contributions and phone calls were NOT the reason the big-eared one was re-elected. Many of the people who voted for him were either racist or couch-potatoes who continue to want their "free stuff," and he promised them that. I'd bet that some of the Caucasian voters either sat home, voted for him in fear of mob rioting or in pseudo-guilt. How sad.

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...