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GOP Solution: Stick to Values, Pick Better Candidates

Derek85 Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 3:28 PM
It was not the candidate. Lets remember that Marion Berry is still on the Washington City Council despite two drug busts in the mayor's office. Charlie Rangel was re-elected with 91% of the vote. Scott Brown, an eminently honest hard-working Congressman lost to Elizabeth Warren - a hard left idealogue, Linda McMahon lost in Connecticut. Obama was re-elected despite being the worst American president ever. Qualifications do not count anymore. Liberal voters, especially minority liberal voters, will vote for the Democrat even if he is OJ Simpson.

These are days of hindsight and second-guessing for Republicans, which is human nature after a trauma like this election loss.

There are million “why” theories out there, from the Hurricane Sandy effect to pernicious media bias. Wringing our hands over those factors gets us nowhere.

We can’t stop hurricanes, and media bias is always there. Reagan and Bush 43 won twice against waves of poisonous bias, so that is not an insurmountable obstacle.

What Republicans need is a slate of candidates that can energize the base while expanding the appeal of a conservative message.


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