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In 2016, GOP Needs a Candidate Voters Believe In

ReedBlack Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 9:41 AM
Conservative principles?!!!! We tried conservative principles for 30 years and they proved to be abject failures. Why do we need to try again. GOP lost because your ideas are old and stale. Its not the 1950's anymore. The country is BROWNER. The white male power structure has lost its grip and it SCARES YOU! When the GOP figures out that being the party of exclusion, the party of no, the party of stupidity and racism will NEVER win them an election, then maybe there will be hope for your party. But I doubt it because you guys get your talking points from Fox News and Rush Limpbow.

In the wake of Mitt Romney's loss, many Republicans say the GOP must make far-reaching changes to be competitive in future elections. White voters are a smaller and smaller part of the electorate, they point out, while Latinos and other minorities are growing as a percentage of the voting public. Unless the Republican Party reinvents itself to appeal to those voters, the argument goes, the GOP can get used to being out of power.

There's something to that. The electorate is changing, and the Republican Party needs to keep up with the times. But the more fundamental answer to the...