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GOP Has Trouble Settling on Candidates Who Can Win

Derek85 Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 8:00 PM
Romney was a typical Karl Rove candidate. All the polls liked him. Previous governor of a very liberal state - Massachusetts. Never divorced, no blemishes. Like Rove he favored whatever the polls told him today. Obama's convention and campaign excited Liberals; Romney's convention offended no one. Republicans stayed home.

One of the interesting things about recent elections is that Republicans have tended to do better the farther you go down the ballot.

They've lost the presidency twice in a row, and in four of the last six contests. They've failed to win a majority in the U.S. Senate, something they accomplished in five election cycles between 1994 and 2006.

But they have won control of the House of Representatives in the last two elections, and in eight of the last 10 cycles.

And they've been doing better in elections to state legislatures than at any time since the 1920s.