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In 2016, GOP Needs a Candidate Voters Believe In

moulinroe Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 5:03 PM
Goodly evangelical Christians in America have become hopelessly enmeshed in a slavish worship of all that is pleasant, all that is comfortable, all that is material -- they worship things, they worship products. Will they ever succeed in shaking off this burden, in giving free rein to the spirit that was breathed into us at birth, that spirit which distinguishes us from the animal world. Goodly Christian people, you lost the war on Christmas; you turned the birth of Christ into an orgy of materialism and a worship of consumerism. Goodly Christian people in American, have you no shame?

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...