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GOP Convention

Frank130 Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 6:58 AM
"It was an election that, based on history... conservatives could have won -- should have won. But conservatives didn't... It's time to renovate the Republican Party." - J.G.C. 1. The Republican nominee, Romney, was not a conservative. He was another big government, RINO so question #1 should be why was he nominated? 2. The main battle today is not so much "left v right" politically, but "big government v small government". The Democrats are always for big government & the GOP needs to become the small government opposition party. This last election was lost because the voters had a choice: big government R v big government D. They chose the status quo. They chose the devil they knew v the devil they didn't know.
Science Avenger Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 3:31 PM
1. Because the conservative alternatives were polling even worse against Obama than Romney was. It makes little sense to claim candidate X would have won the final when he lost in the semi's.

2. Indeed, I look forward to the day the GOP becomes the small government alternative, but to do that they have to cut some sacred cows: social security, medicare and the military, and they seem unwilling to do so.
Frank130 Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 11:16 PM
At one point in the Primary, Ron Paul polled ahead of BOTH Romney & Obama. He would have provided the small government alternative to big government Obama. Socially liberal & anti-war Ds would have voted for him & fiscal conservative Rs would have voted for him. But he was ignored, dismissed or ridiculed by the MSM (including Fox News) & most US voters are pretty ignorant & easily led.
Any change requires pain. Whatever we are doing now is easy (we think) compared to change, whatever it may be. Changing is hard. It requires us to think anew, to change our habits, our processes, our language. It's venturing out into the unknown. Without a compelling reason, people will stay the same and not change.

People begin to change only when the pain of what they are doing becomes more painful than the pain of change.

Republicans -- it is time for change.

The election last week was painful -- at least for me, a lifetime conservative.