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The Need to Explain

Origanalist Again Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 7:33 PM
Yes, Romney was the Problem; The GOP establishment and some conservative pundits, such as Ann Coulter, are in full defense mode, claiming that Romney is not responsible for losing to an incumbent responsible for perhaps the most damaging fiscal crises in our nation’s history. Don’t believe it. Romney IS responsible for wasting a billion dollars carrying out an issue-free campaign full of simple-minded platitudes.
jimmylynn Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 8:10 PM
Romney had two main problems which caused his base to stay home.
1) Romney was not a true conservative. Some conservatives would not vote for him.
2) Romney was a Mormon and regardless of sterling endorsements like Billy Graham, some Christians would not bring themselves to vote for him.
Origanalist Again Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 8:15 PM
It's true he is not a conservative, how many Christians sat it out I have no idea.
jimmylynn Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 8:54 PM
I don't know how many sat out either, but with the total number that did sit it out, I have to assume some Christians couldn't bring themselves to vote for him based on their convictions.
Origanalist Again Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 7:34 PM
Indeed, Coulter is leading the charge with her recent column titled, Don’t Blame Romney. It’s sweet to watch Coulter defend her darling Romney, but let’s get real.

The reality is that Romney was one of the worst GOP presidential candidates in modern times.
Origanalist Again Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 7:35 PM
He was not the first choice of most conservative voters but he managed to rise through the ranks in the primary due to conservatives being split 4-5 ways, but also due to a slew of endorsements from conservative leaders and groups that had no business endorsing him – such as Ann Coulter. Repeatedly, Coulter assured conservatives that Romney was one of us and that he would be the “best possible candidate” to face Obama.
Origanalist Again Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 7:36 PM
But as any conservative from Massachusetts knew, Romney was a liberal at heart who, as Governor, led the nation in passing three of the left’s most sacred issues: Same sex marriage, Cap and Trade, and government control of health care.

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The most successful Republican presidential candidate of the past half century-- Ronald Reagan, who was elected and reelected with landslide victories-- bore little resemblance to the moderate candidates that Republican conventional wisdom depicts as the key to victory, even though most of these moderate candidates have in fact gone down to defeat.

One of the biggest differences between Reagan and these latter-day losers was that Reagan paid great attention to explaining his policies and values. He was called "the great communicator," but much more than a gift for words was involved. The issues that defined Reagan's vision were things he...