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GOP Solution: Stick to Values, Pick Better Candidates

ksatifka Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 2:43 PM
Agreed, Matthew. Also, many on the Right wound up voting for Obama because, at least with him, there appears to be the possibility of avoiding more wars, especally with Iran. As Romney basically promised to do Netanyahu's bidding, war with Iran appeared certain if he had been elected. Also, Romney's tax policy just did not add up.

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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