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3 Qualities the 2016 Republican Presidential Nominee Must Have

jeffar Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 5:51 PM
Everything in this article is correct. The paragraph regarding charisma hit it right on the head. The Republicans need to nominate a conservative. This is why they keep losing. When they nominate liberals the conservative voters stay home. The Republicans will never under any circumstances take left wing and minority vote away from the Democrats so they need to drop that strategy. Listen up Republicans. If you want to win you need to appeal to the conservatives.
Dave M Wrote: Feb 10, 2013 4:21 PM
The only difference was your "so they need to drop that strategy". I would change that to "so they need to drop that fantasy"

I must confess in 2012 -- almost from the beginning -- I felt inclined to vote for Mitt Romney for president of the United States. His intellect, extraordinary business record, and honorable career in public service convinced me that he was uniquely qualified to serve faithfully in that office. But there was something else: As a moderate hailing from a deeply blue state, I thought he could appeal to centrist Republicans and right-leaning Independents nationwide -- perhaps enough of them to give him a decided edge on Election Day.

Unfortunately, that didn’t happen.

And yet to say that Governor Romney...