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Will Republicans Ever Win the Presidency Again?

JacobsTrouble Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 4:30 PM
It is not the demographics/ideological/47% shift which caused Mitt Romney to lose. Conservative message do resonate with a majority of Americans. What is the cause then? Answer: House republicans. The poor and middle class voters expect us to fight for their pocketbook issues while casting their vote on straw man issues set up by the left. Had we done nothing to extend the Bush tax rates, 2012 election would have had a different outcome. We could have had a powerful campaign of lowering the tax rates, across the board, the economy would have been tighter and the people would vote with their pocketbooks. House republicans have the another chance to make people vote with their pocketbooks.
In the aftermath of the reelection of the worst president since James Buchanan, the question must be asked. Clearly, the Republican Party is on the downswing. But why?

There are two easy answers. Neither of them is correct. The first answer is advanced by proponents of liberalism. They say that the 2012 election was an ideological election, the seminal, long-awaited decision of the American public to fully embrace their inner socialists. This argument posits that Mitt Romney was an extreme conservative, Barack Obama was an extreme liberal, and the American people cast their lot with the liberal.

That argument is incorrect. As...