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What This Election Means

noe_g Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 9:52 AM
Nobody was in the mood for a takeover artist this time around.. Nice man.. wrong election. I lived through what Carl Icahn did to Colorado Springs... WestPac was a entrepreneurial start up airline - based on the Southwest model. Retiring owner offered the company to the sharks of investment. Carl Icahn came in ... not to help the initial offering.. but to stop the start up that was threatening United up in Denver!! Romney and Icahn are not saviors... not saints... they are takeover artists. Who would believe Romney would save jobs... his life's work was to destroy them for investors!!

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...