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GOP Turns Sure Victory into Defeat

Mike596 Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 12:55 PM
Michael, I have the greatest respect for your father; he is truly my personal hero. I agree that the Romney campaign made alot of mistakes early on and could have been more aggressive, but I don't agree that it "should have been an easy win". In truth, Mitt Romney turned out to be one of the best candidates we've ever run (besides your father); he really won most conservatives over and I'm saddened for America that we will not be able to experience his presidency. I've been puzzled as to how this election could have even been close in the same country that elected your father in 1980. The reality is that it is no longer the same country that it was in 1980 & I don't know that Romney could have done much more to overcome that.

Wait until next year -- 2016, that is.

That’s what disappointed Republican spinners kept saying Tuesday night as they watched Mitt Romney’s hopes crash and burn in swing state after swing state.

How many times did I hear a Republican talk about how their party’s deep bench of future all-stars will return it to power in Washington in four years?

But all the Ryans, Rubios, Bushes, Haleys and Christies in America can’t put the GOP -- or the country -- back together again.

The GOP is a wreck -- and not just in California, where the party’s registration is now...