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GOP Solution: Stick to Values, Pick Better Candidates

Jeff2422 Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 6:30 PM
There were 3 salient facts of the election. The major reason Obama held office is that 53% of voters still blame Bush for the economy. The second is that 3 million less self-identified Repubs voted for Romney than McCain. Third, the voters this time split 25% lib, 35% conserv, and %40 mushy. Normally, it is a 20% lib and %40 conserv split. The Dems have been outwitting the Repubs for years. They have no scruples, they will get a bum off a park bench and get him to the polls with a card in hand. They go through the old folks homes and get people with dimentia to fill-out ballots. They maintain the campaign offices in the swing states. Repubs better wise-up or they will become a footnote in history.

These are days of hindsight and second-guessing for Republicans, which is human nature after a trauma like this election loss.

There are million “why” theories out there, from the Hurricane Sandy effect to pernicious media bias. Wringing our hands over those factors gets us nowhere.

We can’t stop hurricanes, and media bias is always there. Reagan and Bush 43 won twice against waves of poisonous bias, so that is not an insurmountable obstacle.

What Republicans need is a slate of candidates that can energize the base while expanding the appeal of a conservative message.


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