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GOP Solution: Stick to Values, Pick Better Candidates

mcarlson96 Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 8:54 AM
The Republican convention in North Dakota had the party leadership railroad its candidates by parliamentary manoeuvring subverting the delegates to the convention; as a result without the work of the grass roots the Republicans lost what should have been an easy senate race. The party apparatus is continually working against the conservative and (in my case) libertarian base. It is the party leadership that must go.

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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