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In 2016, GOP Needs a Candidate Voters Believe In

Lance852 Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 5:48 PM
lois00001 Wrote: 7 minutes ago (5:38 PM) Not really; I respect Christie a ton after his handling of Sandy. The republican party needs him. Don't hate on him because he did what he put country before politics. ------------------------ Translation: We liberals looooovvvveee Christie and think you should run him, then once you nominate him, we'll make him out to be Attila the Hun.

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...