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Post Obama Win, Tea Party Not Backing Down

observer3 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 11:56 AM
Who was this candidate not chosen by the GOP? Newt? Smart guy, probably would have been more aggressive in the debates, but his personal baggage would have been exploited constantly. Santorum? Would have been presented as a rigid ideologue who lost his Senate seat in a landslide ( I voted for him all 3 times in PA). Rick Perry? A short flash of popularity but self-destructed; and didn't toe the tea party line on immigration. Ron Paul? his positions on defense and currency pulled in some libs, but alienated a lot more of the base. Huntsman? RINO who accepted an ambassadorship from Obama. Romney actually had to overcome a lot of opposition from GOP "establishment" figures to win the nomination.
observer3 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 12:03 PM
The next wave of promising conservatives just weren't ready to make a credible challenge to an incumbent President. Romney was the best chance for victory. A few different tactics might have made the difference, but the man worked tirelessly to present a positive and sound vision, which the current electorate would not recognize or accept. Bitter pills to swallow, and we have to work to redirect or resist Obama's most dangerous impulses while educating enough voters to prevail.
rssg1984 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 11:59 AM
I agree with your analysis. Who do you think will be most capable for the Republican nomination in 2016 ?
FlamingCapitalist Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 12:34 PM
Anyone who's black or latino and can cobble together a sentence or two.

Despite a President Obama win last night, the Tea Party Patriots are vowing to keep fighting against big government and out of control spending in Washington D.C. They've also expressed great disappointment in Mitt Romney being what they describe as "handpicked" by the GOP establishment and is holding that establishment responsible for the loss last night.

 “For those of us who believe that America, as founded, is the greatest country in the history of the world – a ‘Shining city upon a hill’ – we wanted someone who would fight for us,” Jenny Beth Martin, National Coordinator of...