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3 Qualities the 2016 Republican Presidential Nominee Must Have

Raymond, (Ret) Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 10:10 AM
Let's be honest about how the system works. The one overriding qualification a Republican Presidential candidate will need in 2016 is the ability and appeal to somehow overcome Hillary Clinton's prophetic, symbolic, knee jerk popularity with those who base their vote on adolescent adoration rather than competence. In other words, everybody who voted for Obama.
Bear Trax Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 10:20 AM
The one thing the democrats did well for 2012, with the eager help of the republicans, was postpone tens of trillions of crippling costs to the american people. By 2014 either Obamacare or the bond rating agencies will instill some reality on the american people.
Raymond, (Ret) Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 10:31 AM
A realization of the reality of the situation may not be enough. The American people must understand why we are in that situation rather than what the Democrats/MSM tell them is the reason why we are in it.. Case in point; GWB largely abandoned Conservative fiscal policy and practiced Liberals fiscal policies. Still, because he was a Republican, the Democrats/MSM convinced people it was because of the Conservative fiscal policies that he abandoned.
Henry VIII Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 10:19 AM
The Pol Sci rule of thumb was eight years with the same party usually says that said party has worn out its welcome, but the messiah has thrown the rule book out of the window, so I must concur with your analysis.

I must confess in 2012 -- almost from the beginning -- I felt inclined to vote for Mitt Romney for president of the United States. His intellect, extraordinary business record, and honorable career in public service convinced me that he was uniquely qualified to serve faithfully in that office. But there was something else: As a moderate hailing from a deeply blue state, I thought he could appeal to centrist Republicans and right-leaning Independents nationwide -- perhaps enough of them to give him a decided edge on Election Day.

Unfortunately, that didn’t happen.

And yet to say that Governor Romney...