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The Message Romney Missed

Neal from PA Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 4:44 PM
The Republican loss should not be pinned on its standard bearer alone…wake up…its WE THE PEOPLE…once again have failed to do our duty. For me it’s not about demographics, or special interest groups, it’s about values; the moral values that founded this great nation and allowed it to prosper and grow into the most free, progressive and powerful nation on earth. America is incrementally and systematically rejecting the moral principals upon which she was founded. As a result, our nation is experiencing unparalleled moral decay. National immorality flourishes when the heart and soul of a nation's citizens reject these principles; decline in national morality leads to moral, political, and economic decay!...
Neal from PA Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 11:17 AM

Political correctness overshadows our Democracy; Republicans must articulate a coherent case for their principles and the benefits that those principles offer to ALL Americans”; all the while describing and pointing out the short and long term consequences of Liberal Progressive/Socialist principles and solutions...past, present, and future.

LET THE FACTS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES, the truth may hurt a bit…but telling people what they want to hear does not always win in the end!
Stuart95 Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 10:41 AM
You may be right, but I contend that we can have a terrifically immoral society and still have good government. Maybe it depends on how the immorality is manifested; if it's corruption and lying, we may be cooked. If it's simply a movement away from religion, we could still have good government.

It may be that the stronger impetus comes from the government itself. For instance, everyone blames parents, perhaps especially minority parents, for not having a bigger role in the education of their children. I think two generations of increasingly poor public-school policy has caused the parents to give up in despair.
Neal from PA Wrote: Nov 23, 2012 6:47 PM

No is saying that government was responsible for repairing moral decay...we the people are...but government surly is responsible for that decay; with their legislative agenda of social engineering, while we the people looked the other way and by turning the other cheek.

As our national moral principles continue to be systematically and incrementally corrupted and removed from America, our nation and individuals will continue to experience even greater moral decay and deeper decline; for we have not learned the lessons of HISTORY.
Mark1369 Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 10:11 PM
Stuart, Amen we would be much better off if we did that. I hope in 2016 the candidate and party learns that lesson.
Stuart95 Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 6:56 PM
Repairing moral decay is NOT the responsibility of the government.

Enabling a society in which moral people flourish IS the responsibility of the government.

So let's have less talk about gay marriage, abortion, income inequality, etc., and more talk about unshackling the economy (simple/fair taxes, facilitating job growth, stepping out of the way for energy development, immigration policy with some link to reality and principle) and providing for the national defense (no terrorists in the US; no futile nation-building outside the US).

The post mortems on the presidential campaign continue to pour in, the ones on the botched Romney effort the more interesting (and more depressing for those of us who supported him). President Obama was clearly vulnerable, and Mitt Romney clearly positioned to defeat him.

So what went wrong? Let me add my analysis. Three words: Message. Messenger. Messaging.

The messenger was flawed, unwilling to take risks, unprepared for the Obama political wrecking machine, left dazed and confused Election Night.

If inept messaging could be deemed a felony, this campaign was a crime against humanity. I've never seen...