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Why Did Mitt Romney Lose?

DueNorth Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 1:22 PM
The only way the republicans can survive in the future is to boot the teaparty out, let them start a 3rd party alternative.
traitorbill Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 1:40 PM
Keep the change Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 1:28 PM
Without the TEA party, the GOP is Gerald Ford, Bob Dole, John McLame and the Bush family. That is it. Good luck with that.

A more likely scenario is when they get sick of hearing themselves blamed for the failings of progressive RINOs, the TEA party bolt and get a majority of voters that are sick of being lied to by the 2 party shell game.
Nana82 Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 1:49 PM
No third party can win in this country.

The REAL values of the Tea Party which are simply:

* Constitutionally limited government
* Balanced budgets
* Free markets
* Personal  responsibility 
* Individual freedoms

has to be the fight. Social issues have little business at the Federal level. These are best suited for the states.

Angie74 Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 1:28 PM
Teaparty is the ONLY group that will hold the party accountable on spending...I disagree. Tea Party and repubs need to work together.
traitorbill Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 1:42 PM
But establishment republicans fear and loath conservatism.

Of course, virtually every American who follows politics closely will posit an explanation for why Mitt Romney came up short in 2012. But Sean Trende’s analysis over at Real Clear Politics seems to be the most insightful -- and plausible. Take a look at the following chart embedded in his must-read article:


Conventional wisdom tells us that Republicans lost because they failed to reach out to Hispanics, African-Americans and young people. And to a certain extent that is