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In 2016, GOP Needs a Candidate Voters Believe In

Frank130 Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 6:10 PM
I agree with you, wiseone. I was not happy with McCain in 2008 & I intended to vote for a small government Constitution-loving 3rd Party candidate that wanted to balance the budget. But when McCain picked Palin as his running mate, she impressed me and I decided to vote McCain/Palin. But some of my friends & family that usually vote Republican bought into Democratic talking points about how dumb Palin was, so they voted for Obama! Incredible, they simply accepted the biased MSM portrayal of Palin. That shows how dumb average voters are & how powerful the MSM is. It also demonstrates why some good GOP candidates refuse to run: they don't want to be exposed to liberal MSM character assassination.

In the wake of Mitt Romney's loss, many Republicans say the GOP must make far-reaching changes to be competitive in future elections. White voters are a smaller and smaller part of the electorate, they point out, while Latinos and other minorities are growing as a percentage of the voting public. Unless the Republican Party reinvents itself to appeal to those voters, the argument goes, the GOP can get used to being out of power.

There's something to that. The electorate is changing, and the Republican Party needs to keep up with the times. But the more fundamental answer to the...