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In 2016, GOP Needs a Candidate Voters Believe In

Jimsd55 Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 3:36 PM
Really Byron, did you miss the attacks from Gingrich, Santorum and Perry calling Romney a vulture capitalists among other names? Just because it didn't work on the primary voters didn't mean that it might not be just a little more effective in the general election. The simple truth is Romney never was the choice as for awhile there, one candidate after another climbed to the top of the polls only to be knocked down by Romney's own negative ads!
Nana82 Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 4:04 PM
Half of the GOP candiddates weren't knocked off the ladder, they fell off because they leaned too far over.

There is no way EVER now, in this country, to elect a President who makes social issues their primary focus. We have lost our way morally because it's no longer cool or even admirable to hold self discipline, hard work and personal responsibility in high regard. Our schools no longer incorporate pride and integrity into every lesson.
Nana82 Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 4:05 PM
Our Heros are not Supermen who fight for Truth, Justice and the American way.  They are self indulgent, foul mouthed rappers, athletes who take drugs to win, Hollywood celebrities  who switch partners and have children without marrying, wear short skirts without underwear and overdose on pills and booze...WINNING!!!

Looking to government to legislate our way to morality will fail.  A culture that sexualizes young girls will not be reigned in by laws against it.  This culture's citizens do not feel shame or guilt, they feel angry and entitled.

I don't know what the answer is but it's not a candidate who makes overturning Roe v Wade a first priority or who believes that contraception is not OK or that you can pray away the gay.
Nunya8 Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 4:24 PM
And the decline started years ago when we let that b-i-t-c-h tell us not to spank our kids.
Nunya8 Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 3:55 PM
He was the Republican establishment's choice.

Period.

We were buffaloed with the nonsense that he was the 'only one who could possibly beat Obama in the general.'

Buffalo patties.
Nunya8 Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 4:00 PM
And what's even more disheartening...look how many of us pulled the lever for him on the 6th. My vote didn't have a disclaimer attached, letting the establishment know that i was voting against the O, more than voting for the R's.
No...I gave Mitt Romney my full endorsement on November 6th. So the Republican establishment has been misled into thinking I believe in their bull.

In the wake of Mitt Romney's loss, many Republicans say the GOP must make far-reaching changes to be competitive in future elections. White voters are a smaller and smaller part of the electorate, they point out, while Latinos and other minorities are growing as a percentage of the voting public. Unless the Republican Party reinvents itself to appeal to those voters, the argument goes, the GOP can get used to being out of power.

There's something to that. The electorate is changing, and the Republican Party needs to keep up with the times. But the more fundamental answer to the...