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"There's a Sense That We Let Mitt Romney Down"

Patrick A Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 6:41 PM
Rubio and West would make a great ticket for 2016. I think conservatives need to coalesce behind a conservative candidate now so in 2016 there will not be a repeat of 2008 and 2012 where a moderate gets the nod. Whoever is going to run in 2016 needs to start campaigning in the black and hispanic communities.
MacQ - Texas Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 6:44 PM
West couldn't even win his own seat back.
Didn't get the memo?
AmyDB Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 6:46 PM
Establishment republicants are the ones to blame for the charlie foxtrot of Lt. Col. West possibiliy loosing his seat. They wanted the firebrand Col. West out & so they redrew the districts with the idea that West would be primaried out. If this House seat is lost to the demoncraps then it's the powers that be in the republicant party to blame.
Patrick A Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 6:48 PM
I hope your input helps MacQ.
Patrick A Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 6:50 PM
The GOP is their own worst enemy. They should not have redrawn West's district the way they did.
Mr. Right Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 6:54 PM
I don't know you from Adam. But I know from the tenor of your post that Allen West is a finer man than you could hope to be. This country is fortunate whenever anyone of his caliber is willing to serve.

Mitt Romney's top campaign aides conducted a conference call with conservative journalists this afternoon, during which they assessed the damage from Tuesday's electoral loss.  The participants included campaign manager Matt Rhoades, political director Rich Beeson, polling director Neil Newhouse and digital director Zac Moffatt.  A few notes from the call:

Matt Rhoades, on the overall race: "No campaign is perfect, and we certainly made our share of mistakes." On Paul Ryan: "He has come away from this race with a very bright future before him."

Rich Beeson, on the campaign's strategy: "We won independents and held the base....