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GOP Has Trouble Settling on Candidates Who Can Win

IndeePendent Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 11:46 AM
I'm no fan of either party but you do have to admit the Dems have a vision and an operational strategy, which the GOP lacks. Dems are better organized, more motivated, never apologize for anything, never stop campaigning and seldom fight among themselves. Dems are not afraid to get dirty and always play hardball and they don't take prisoners. IMHO the current "leadership" of the GOP couldn't lead a pack of starving wolves to a fresh kill.
Chester1776 Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 7:33 PM
Liberals have more time to organize because conservatives are too busy working and paying taxes.
elucidated Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 12:25 PM
The Democrats are not afraid to morph and change with the times. Since Ronald Reagan, it's just amazing at how far right the GOP has gone. . .with no apologies. . .just angry vitriol. Even a moderate like Mitt Romney had to move so far to the right to satisfy the tea party that he got creamed in the election. At what point in time do Republicans take a hard look in the mirror instead of just trotting out Marco Rubio with an immigration plan and actually think Rubio is going to get the latino votes?
serwin Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 12:49 PM
Right. Romney moved from left of center to center in a center right country. The left wing media has moved the definition of center so far to the left that they can call the real center the far right. And people who want a balanced budget and honest judges are called right wing extremist. There is not separate term for real racists, skin heads, or terrorists on the right. And we all know there can't be any of those on the left.

One of the interesting things about recent elections is that Republicans have tended to do better the farther you go down the ballot.

They've lost the presidency twice in a row, and in four of the last six contests. They've failed to win a majority in the U.S. Senate, something they accomplished in five election cycles between 1994 and 2006.

But they have won control of the House of Representatives in the last two elections, and in eight of the last 10 cycles.

And they've been doing better in elections to state legislatures than at any time since the 1920s.