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In 2016, GOP Needs a Candidate Voters Believe In

Libs_Are_UsefulIdiots Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 2:56 PM
To some degree that's true, as we're learning more and more. BUT, in large measure it's because we had the WRONG candidate. York is right, "Romney is an able, accomplished, intelligent and hard-working man, but Republicans knew from the start he was an imperfect candidate." There is NO PERFECT candidate, but we knew from the start, Romney would never win.

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...