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3 Qualities the 2016 Republican Presidential Nominee Must Have

Russ in Oregon Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 11:25 AM
You must not have been around in the late '70s. Gas lines around the block, double digit inflation, unemployment, and interest rates, and for the first time ever, a 'misery index'. The biggest difference is we don't have Ronald Reagan to dig us out of this mess.

I must confess in 2012 -- almost from the beginning -- I felt inclined to vote for Mitt Romney for president of the United States. His intellect, extraordinary business record, and honorable career in public service convinced me that he was uniquely qualified to serve faithfully in that office. But there was something else: As a moderate hailing from a deeply blue state, I thought he could appeal to centrist Republicans and right-leaning Independents nationwide -- perhaps enough of them to give him a decided edge on Election Day.

Unfortunately, that didn’t happen.

And yet to say that Governor Romney...