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In 2016, GOP Needs a Candidate Voters Believe In

RodT Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 10:06 AM
But with the uninformed and uninterested in anything but getting free stuff an ever growing segment of our voter pool, we are heading over that proverbial cliff. Actually, we have already gone over the cliff, now the liars are trying to soften the landing for the drones that voted for it, by stealing more from the producers.
Frank130 Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 6:10 PM
I agree with you, wiseone. I was not happy with McCain in 2008 & I intended to vote for a small government Constitution-loving 3rd Party candidate that wanted to balance the budget. But when McCain picked Palin as his running mate, she impressed me and I decided to vote McCain/Palin. But some of my friends & family that usually vote Republican bought into Democratic talking points about how dumb Palin was, so they voted for Obama! Incredible, they simply accepted the biased MSM portrayal of Palin. That shows how dumb average voters are & how powerful the MSM is. It also demonstrates why some good GOP candidates refuse to run: they don't want to be exposed to liberal MSM character assassination.
wiseone Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 10:21 AM
Exactly right RodT. There are many people who would run for office as Republicans that the base would believe in, but the left quickly identifies them and proceeds to 'destroy' them with lies and distortions.

The best example is Sarah Palin. It leads to the tragic consequence of Townhall posters, claiming to be conservatives, who say she can't run for President because she is "damaged goods." Yet every time I ask such a poster what Palin did to damage herself all I ever get is a recitation of media and DNC talking points that distort the truth in disparaging her, or references to lame criticisms from McCain campaign consultants who want to scapegoat her for their man's sub-pathetic performance as the candidate in 2008.

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...