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Time for Introspection, but Not Surrender

Perspicua Vera Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 12:29 PM
Every moderate, i.e. liberal, republican candidate for president in the last 70 excluding Reagan has run the Thomas Dewey campaign usually with disaster. It didn't work for Dewey in 1944 or 1948, so why would a Mister Nice Guy campaign work for Romney. Other ironies abound. Romney avoided all of the other republican presidential candidates after getting the nomination, so the base was never united, yet Christie who got prime time at the convention gave a major defacto endorsement to Obama in the last days of the campaign, while Palin who was avoided by the Romney Campaign like plague was trying to rally the troops for him in the last days.

Has the nation gone irreversibly blue? Did intraparty disunity sabotage Mitt Romney's presidential quest? Or is there some other explanation for the nation's re-election of a president with the worst record in decades?


I received an email from a brilliant conservative friend who wonders whether Republicans can ever win another election and thus whether the nation is forever lost. I ran into a college student at church the Sunday before the election, and despite his strong conservatism and high intelligence, he admitted confusion about the candidates' respective positions after the presidential debates.

My first reaction after...