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GOP Has Trouble Settling on Candidates Who Can Win

FinalRac Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 10:56 PM
In the last few elections, thePubs chose 3 moderates. Dole,Mc, Mitt and they all lost big time. And in many Congressional elections, conservs have done well in many districts. The RNC has no idea what the BASE really is. It is conserv not liberal and not even Moderate-left. But they think it is. The Pubs have to unite with its BASE, TEAS, Libertarians, Reagan Dems and likely Indies to defeat the Takers who now out number the Makers in America. If the Pubs keep nominating moderates, they will lose the South, the MW, the SW and that will be that for the GOP.

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.