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In 2016, GOP Needs a Candidate Voters Believe In

Romney's campaign was the last gasp creation of a plutocratic republican establishment, we all recognized it, it's why we resisted him until the end. The republicans have been giving us fiscal socialists, hellbent on being democrat lite for a long time, from GHWB to Mitt. Then, when they lose, we are told we are too conservative. Keep giving us losers and we'll keep losing. GWB managed by the skin of his teeth to beat Gore, then proceeded to give us fiscal socialism that failed to establish a really different path. While he didn't create the damage of 2008, he participated in reacting entirely improperly to it's occurrence...we lost the moral high ground.

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...