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The Single Reason Romney Lost

Legacy America Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 11:35 AM
The economy was the central focus of the GOP campaign because that is all that really matters to the party leadership. Social, moral, Traditional values, immigration, ethnic issues just don't matter. Until there is a significant change in the thinking of the leadership, the emphasis in future elections will not significantly change. What is important to the rank and file party members won't really matter.
ClassicalTeacher Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 12:50 PM
I have been battling the same arguments with several republican friends. They think that social conservatism (aka: traditional morality) is unimportant and should be eliminated from the republican platform. I don't think the official repub party will last with this attitude. What needs to happen is those conservatives who align themselves with the republican party need to break away and become the Republican Conservative party. Let's see then who gets elected.
KenW Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 1:11 PM
I agree; When Republicans run candidates that are similar to Democrats they lose, when Republicans act like Democrats they lose majorities.
A Republican conservative candidate doesn't need to be a "right wing idealogue" but he or she does need to be a conservative and not somebody, like Romney, who was labeled a Dem-lite by both the right & left.

“It’s the economy, stupid.”

Maybe not. Mired in the worst recovery since the Great Depression, with unemployment near 8 percent, companies laying off workers over Obamacare, a $16 trillion debt and gasoline at double the 2008 price, America still re-elected Barack Obama.

Mitt Romney ran a single-issue campaign: the economy, stupid.

The missed opportunities were endless. After CNN’s Candy Crowley silenced him in the second debate on the Benghazi attack, Mr. Romney declined to expose Mr. Obama’s shocking lies and transparent cover-up. He also declined to educate Americans about the administration’s brazen lawlessness, especially that of the Justice Department,...