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GOP Solution: Stick to Values, Pick Better Candidates

ksatifka Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 10:08 AM
Ageed, darrelJ. Many of us on the anti-interventionist right could not stomach the idea of more unnecessary ME wars. Some of Romney's foreign policy utterances made it seem that war with Iran was inevitable if he was elected. I think a large share of the blame for Romney's loss lies at the feet of the war-first neocons, whose advice Romney was following. Notice how he even retracted his prior foeign policy views in the final debate because he was advised that war was a losing issue.

These are days of hindsight and second-guessing for Republicans, which is human nature after a trauma like this election loss.

There are million “why” theories out there, from the Hurricane Sandy effect to pernicious media bias. Wringing our hands over those factors gets us nowhere.

We can’t stop hurricanes, and media bias is always there. Reagan and Bush 43 won twice against waves of poisonous bias, so that is not an insurmountable obstacle.

What Republicans need is a slate of candidates that can energize the base while expanding the appeal of a conservative message.


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