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The Right Isn't Waving A White Flag

jdonovan956 Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 3:46 PM
Republicans never make their case effectively. And they did not this election. Romney did not talk about the debt in any detail, Obamacare (could he have?) in any detail, or taxes in any detail. In fact, he abandoned his tax position in his "closing argument." They have always had a packaging problem. They do not explain effectively. By trying to pass himself off as conservative he actually lost the moderates to Obama. How can moderates vote for Obama? I think a lot of conservatives stayed home rather than elect Romney. They should have sucked it up and voted for slightly smaller government. Instead they sat on their principles.Until they get a little more pragmatic, they can despair all they like. They will have plenty of practice

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Former Reaganite Rep. Vin Weber (R-Minn.) laments in the conservative journal Policy Review, "I have never been so concerned about the future of conservative ideas."

A Washington Post columnist announced that "the long descent of the Republican Party into irrelevance, defeat, and perhaps eventual disappearance" has finally begun. William Kristol of the Weekly Standard...