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What This Election Means

Neal from PA Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 9:44 AM
We have become enablers to people who have nothing to gain by going to work, and we have taken away the incentive for workers to try to better themselves only to see a greater part of their salary end up as tax dollars. That strikes at the core of everything that has made the United States the greatest country in the world. America's shifting demographics—are America’s moral values shifting with the shifting demographics? If they are, this says something about those that comprise these demographics; and that is not good for America…to continue to be…America, the land of the free and the home to the brave.

There is no point in spinning -- conservatives need to face honestly what this election means.

A first take: Gov. Mitt Romney tried to win while leaning on only one leg of the old Reagan coalition: jobs, jobs, jobs, economy, economy, economy. Against a president with a poor record on the economy, he lost.

The Mitch Daniels "truce" strategy on social issues is a clear loser in this election. The Reagan coalition, which honestly may not be the pathway to victory moving forward, had three legs: values issues, national defense and economic growth.

Romney adopted the most ineffectual strategy vis-a-vis the social issues: adopt...