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In 2016, GOP Needs a Candidate Voters Believe In

Harold15 Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 12:10 PM
The Republican party anointed Romney as their candidate more than a year before he got the nomination. I said he'd be the candidate and was told I was crazy. I also said that if he got the nomination it would ensure Obama got a second term. I was attacked by Romney supporters and even got a couple of death threats from them on Twitter,when I referred to him as an Obama clone. The party said "Romney" and the party sheep obeyed. "Yes, masters. We'll support Romney because it's what you want and we are too stupid to decide for ourselves." I'm not a sheep. No party is going to tell me who to support. I'm an Independent and I'll stay an independent until the GOP removes their heads from where the sun doesn't shine.
MacQ - Texas Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 1:34 PM
Correction: Romney won the nomination by votes. people voted. He was not appointed.
We are NOT sheep.
He was the best candidate according to majority voters.
The fact that he lost doesn't change the fact that he was the best we had who had any shot at winning.

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...