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GOP Has Trouble Settling on Candidates Who Can Win

jmclaughlin Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 6:15 AM
Maybe Michael just doesn't get it. Maybe he is being too clever by half. The fact remains, real conservatives win when they run as such. Mistakes are made by everyone so that argument is a dead dog. Karl Rove is a NEO-CON. Meaning NEO-conservative, meaning NOT CONSERVATIVE. His boy W expanded government like a liberal on steroids and he never said boo. THIS IS THE CENTRAL FACT THAT SEEMS TO ESCAPE THE BELTWAY MOUTHS. Until a member of the intelligentsia like Mr Barone gets up in front of the USA and states clearly, that they get it: the Media controls the discussion, and they are scarily in the tank for liberalism, ergo the mainstream media must be BYPASSED entirely. This can be done.

One of the interesting things about recent elections is that Republicans have tended to do better the farther you go down the ballot.

They've lost the presidency twice in a row, and in four of the last six contests. They've failed to win a majority in the U.S. Senate, something they accomplished in five election cycles between 1994 and 2006.

But they have won control of the House of Representatives in the last two elections, and in eight of the last 10 cycles.

And they've been doing better in elections to state legislatures than at any time since the 1920s.