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Two Cheers For Rebranding

Rock Strongo Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 7:58 AM
"If you can't get the swing voters to vote for the existing level of conservatism the GOP is offering, it seems odd to argue that the GOP needs to peddle an even more strident form of conservatism." Come on, Jonah. Romney did just find with so-called "swing voters"-- he beat Obama among independents. He lost because many conservatives stayed home (foolishly, in my opinion) because they refused to vote for "Obama-lite," which turned out to be a de facto vote for the Idiot-in-Chief. You can't possibly believe that Romney lost because he was too stridently conservative.
Floyd29 Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 10:29 AM
Offer me conservatism, you can have my vote. Offer me RomneyCare, gay marriage and gays in the Boy Scouts and gay childrens parades (yep) and I wouldn't vote for that guy in a billion years. Amnesty will bring 20 million or more Dem voters, if Jonah think that's a winning strategy he is insane
Cardinal5671 Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 8:17 AM
I don't think Jonah was arguing that Romeny was "too conservative". Rather I think he was saying that conservatives should not necessarily expect to win elections by offering more "pure" conservatives.
Rock Strongo Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 9:04 AM
Well then he's wrong about that as well.

Unapologetic, well-articulated conservatism wins. Milquetoast, squishy moderates (Bush I, Dole, McCain, Romney) lose.
Floyd29 Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 10:29 AM
How does he explain Romney? A Massataxes LIBERAL?

Ever since Mitt Romney lost the presidential election, there's been a lot of talk about how the Republican Party needs to "rebrand" itself.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal wants, among other things, for the GOP to stop being "the stupid party." Rep. Paul Ryan has concluded that the watchword for the Republican Party needs to be "prudence." Sen. Marco Rubio is the front man for the most tangible aspect of the rebranding effort: getting on the right side of the immigration issue. In the process, he's become something of the de facto point person for the party.

The latest entrant into this...