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"There's a Sense That We Let Mitt Romney Down"

mary anne24 Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 11:51 PM
I am trying. It is a losing battle. There is no way someone like me is going to change their minds. And, I usually believe I can do what I set my mind to. They have to hear it from others like them. We do need strong black and hispanic voices to reach those voters. They don't trust anyone with an R after their name and the MSM destroyed the TEA party in their minds already. I mean the MSM is what has to be stopped and when is that going to happen? Look. There is hope. I have posted it here. They are very conservative people - especially on social issues. I give my 12 years olds a quiz- are you a repub or a dem (online) - every year for 12 years and over 1000 kids cause I teach about 150 kids per yr. - 95% repubs!!! consistently!!!
mary anne24 Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 12:33 AM
Actually to clarify - I have quite a few divorced friends or friends who never got married and they have kids - and they do a great job. I don't want to be a snob on this issue - but my friends admit it is hard. As long as there is love the kid will be well.
mary anne24 Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 12:19 AM
NO. You miss my point. I actually think people are born being conservative and they are taught not to be.

People are born wanting to be free and to take care of themselves and be self reliant. If government did not hand them things, they would make it just fine....

You obviously don't know the type of people we are talking about. there is still some shame in being a taker....
HalibutornThrockmorton3rd Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 12:15 AM
What I'm saying is you give 12 year olds a simplistic test, when they have no concept of economics or life outside the fence, and you'll get back simplistic answers. Consertavism sounds real nice on paper, just like Rand's books. But reality isn't that easy. Check back with those same kids when they are 21 and see what happens. It's why conservative parents almost always end up with liberal children.
HalibutornThrockmorton3rd Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 12:07 AM
I'm not the one giving 12 year olds a test that shows that 12 year olds are 12. That's why they aren't allowed to vote, THEY'RE TWELVE!
mary anne24 Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 12:07 AM
Halib -

You are another one who thinks they are so smart. But your dumb comments give you away.

They are children and that's the point - they are pure. And yeah they are 12 or 13 when I have them but in a few short years many of them are having children themselves and VOTING!
mary anne24 Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 12:01 AM
And there is more. They don't have faith in the system - or in the American dream. They don't see it working in their communities. We have to prove that the liberal policies are the reason they are stuck.

And the families.....somehow without insulting people...we have to encourage the traditional family. There are exceptions to the rule with some single moms doing a great job - but that is the exception....2 loving parents (and I don't care their gender so much) and a family unit that supports the kids and encourages them.
Par4theDay Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 11:57 PM
You're an idiot - Whats your excuse for that jackwagon?
HalibutornThrockmorton3rd Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 11:55 PM
They're children. What's your excuse?

Mitt Romney's top campaign aides conducted a conference call with conservative journalists this afternoon, during which they assessed the damage from Tuesday's electoral loss.  The participants included campaign manager Matt Rhoades, political director Rich Beeson, polling director Neil Newhouse and digital director Zac Moffatt.  A few notes from the call:

Matt Rhoades, on the overall race: "No campaign is perfect, and we certainly made our share of mistakes." On Paul Ryan: "He has come away from this race with a very bright future before him."

Rich Beeson, on the campaign's strategy: "We won independents and held the base....