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Before We Give Up, Could We At Least Try Selling Our Ideas?

GRusling Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 8:14 AM
Republicans failed to show up and vote, probably because they bought the hype that Obama had doomed himself and couldn't turn out his base again. Guess what? They were wrong, and he did. Republicans also failed to select a candidaye who could excite their own base, just as they did in 2008. One has to wonder if there's a "deal" in place which rotates the leadership in Washington on some semi-regular basis. More and more it's hard to tell democrats and republicans apart, so anything is possible, IMHO...
We conservatives may never reach a consensus among ourselves as to the main factors that caused our election defeat, but surely we can agree that we must do a better job of selling our ideas.

Never mind, you say. The electorate has irreversibly become a taker class, and conservative ideas of self-reliance, personal responsibility and individual liberties will never appeal to a majority again, especially with demographics working against the GOP.

We must reject that, or we are as good as surrendering. To accept it, we are confessing our skepticism of the power of ideas, which itself is contrary to the conservative spirit.