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How Republicans Can Find Themselves

Paulus Textor Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 12:04 AM
A final thought on our wretched choices between Republicrats and Demopublicans (that is--no choice at all). A humble first step towards changing things for the better, allowing new ideas to enter the fray, is through state initiatives, with the voters calling for proportional representation in the Electoral College. As it stands now, MOST STATES are guaranteed "gimme's" for one party or the other, and ALL THE ELECTORAL VOTES go to the winner, even if the margin of "victory" is 51-49. With proportional representation, California's 55 electoral votes would be divided, with perhaps 30 for the Demopublican, and 25 for the Republicrat. But over time, legitimate THIRD AND FOURTH parties would have a chance to gain some clout and traction.
Paulus Textor Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 12:08 AM
Maybe in some future elections, California's 55 Electoral votes would go 25 Dem, 15 Rep, 7 Libertarian, and 4 each for Constitution and Green. Expand this concept to 10 or 20 states, and the so-called "major" parties would have to start making some pro-liberty concessions.

Don't wait for someone else to do it, though. You can start an initiative process in most states. I think most voters, when it is explained to them, will see the simple logic and justice of a proportional system.

Soul-searching is not in the GOP’s blood. Many Republicans see themselves as stoic, rugged and hardworking individuals. But after twice losing the White House to an ex-community organizer and failing to mobilize the base, Republicans need to take a trip to a mountainous valley, sip some tea and meditate.

In the quiet of nature, I think Republicans would find that the solutions to winning lie within themselves. After my own reflection, I developed three key insights into how the GOP can win presidential elections going forward:

#1 Keep an open mind

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