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In 2016, GOP Needs a Candidate Voters Believe In

Idahoser Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 12:02 PM
get the states back in the fight against runaway federal government. That's much more important than who loses the least every four years in the"Survivor: White House" game. Give back the representation that was stolen from the states in 1913. Repeal the 17th Amendment.

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...