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What This Election Means

requiescat in pace Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 3:45 PM
Three million McCain voter sat this one out. That was the margin of victory. It would have been easier to motivate those people toward the polls rather than reverse government brainwashing or try to "fix stupid".

There is no point in spinning -- conservatives need to face honestly what this election means.

A first take: Gov. Mitt Romney tried to win while leaning on only one leg of the old Reagan coalition: jobs, jobs, jobs, economy, economy, economy. Against a president with a poor record on the economy, he lost.

The Mitch Daniels "truce" strategy on social issues is a clear loser in this election. The Reagan coalition, which honestly may not be the pathway to victory moving forward, had three legs: values issues, national defense and economic growth.

Romney adopted the most ineffectual strategy vis-a-vis the social issues: adopt...