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Romney Was Not the Problem

Roberty Wrote: Nov 23, 2012 10:06 AM
Ann, I really like you but on this occasion you are just plain wrong. Romney did not have a good record with which to contrast to Obama with the uninformed voters and the leftist media (RomneyCare). Romney does not have the charisma (a nescessity to make people listen and understand the free market) to inspire the people to come out and vote. The RNC disenfranchised the conservatives and independants. Many of us "held our nose" and voted against Obama but we weren't enough. After this campaign cycle, the GOP can kiss my foot.
HappyStretchedThin Wrote: Nov 23, 2012 10:15 AM
You have substantive critiques. And now what will you say about the next candidate?
Can you not see that this is cyclical? Blaming the candidate is easy, makes you feel good, but also anchors in an ideal that NO ONE can rise to. You're setting yourself (and the party) up to be the perpetually failing team because they always fire the quarterback when the team doesn't win. Get out of your armchair and change some minds in the ELECTORATE.
Fuzzy2 Wrote: Nov 23, 2012 10:19 AM
Not at all HappyStretchedThin- at least in my case.

As a Ron Paul fan - I disagreed with his stances on some things, but I would have voted for him.
I also would have voted for Herman Cain or Michelle Bachmann.
James____Tx Wrote: Nov 23, 2012 10:32 AM
It not just about blaming the Candidate it's also about blaming the party that spawned the candidate.
Roberty Wrote: Nov 23, 2012 11:28 AM
I realize that no candidate is perfect but I try to rate them by the basic prinicples that I believe in. Romney was way down the list. A long way down.
I'm looking for a leader that starts and finishes with the same message.
Fuzzy2 Wrote: Nov 23, 2012 10:09 AM
That's what I told the gop after the McCain debacle. Get ready for the condescention Roberty. They don't take actual conservatives well and they can't stand a principled person. You will be like the devil to them.

Small minds always leap to the answers given the last time around, which is probably why Maxine Waters keeps getting re-elected. But the last time is not necessarily the same as this time. A terrorist attack is not the same as the Cold War, a war in Afghanistan is not the same as a war in Iraq, and Mitt Romney is not the same as John McCain or Bob Dole.

But since the election, many conservatives seem to be coalescing around the explanation for our defeat given by Jenny Beth Martin of the Tea Party Patriots, who said: "What we...