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Will Republicans Ever Win the Presidency Again?

FairnessMan Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 1:00 PM
Not a chance. Do the math fools. Every day there are more of them and fewer of us.
Beethovens10th Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 2:31 PM
This was the narrative in 2008. But the 2010 two short years later proved them wrong.

When the GOP becomes convinced that conservatism is the winning ticket, then they'll win again.
Benga Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 3:31 AM
The majority of the country either rejects Conservatism or rejects Conservatives. Romney may not have been some sort of "authentic Palin extreme Conservative," but he pandered to every Conservative fantasy there is, and he chose Ryan as his running mate. Romney said he'd sign a personhood Amendment. He spoke of taking Capital Gains an the Estate Tax to 0. He spoke about sanctioning China on his first day and likely going to war in Iran. He spoke of illegals self-deporting, Scalia clones on the SCOTUS and the oil companies regulating themselves. What Conservative hero of yours was going to run to the Right of Romney and pick up all of the swing states that you lost? The country didn't reject Romney because he "wasn't far enough to the
Benga Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 3:39 AM
Right". Real "Conservatives" in several races also lost (Hoekstra, McMahon, Akin, West, Mourdock, Walsh, Allen). People don't want handouts and laziness--but they don't think the magical fix is the same "tax cuts and deregulation" GOP plan that has been trotted out for 30 years. They don't see the wealth trickling down, nor the playing field being leveled by these policies. In short, while the tenets of Conservatism are fluffy enough to appeal to anyone, the majority doesn't think your party/movement is the way to get those things. They look at Obama, and shrug and say "eh, not great but not extremist or crazy, good enough."
In the aftermath of the reelection of the worst president since James Buchanan, the question must be asked. Clearly, the Republican Party is on the downswing. But why?

There are two easy answers. Neither of them is correct. The first answer is advanced by proponents of liberalism. They say that the 2012 election was an ideological election, the seminal, long-awaited decision of the American public to fully embrace their inner socialists. This argument posits that Mitt Romney was an extreme conservative, Barack Obama was an extreme liberal, and the American people cast their lot with the liberal.

That argument is incorrect. As...