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In 2016, GOP Needs a Candidate Voters Believe In

Harold15 Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 12:00 PM
For 2016, at this point, as an Independent, the only Republicans I will even consider supporting in any way, shape or form, are MIchele Bachman, Allen West, Sarah Palin and Herman Cain. They are just about the only true conservatives left in the Republican party. A ticket of any combination of them will be dynamite. However, because they are true conservatives, and maybe because two are strong women and two are black, the GOP will not support them and, as they did in this last election, do everything they can to get rid of them and put someone in that they want, even if the voters don't. I have come to believe the GOP does not ever want to win back the WH

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...