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In 2016, GOP Needs a Candidate Voters Believe In

sashamanda Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 1:05 PM
Not every one of the 313 million is eligible to vote. Even so, Romney got 1 million fewer votes than McCain although 10 million more voters have come of age since 2008. Moreover, Obama lost 7 million voters. People who were fed up with Obama stayed home rather than cast their vote for Romney, who had one of the highest unfavorable ratings for a presidential candidate ever. He earned his unfavorables in part by running one of the filthiest primaries in modern times --- one that even a fawning, corrupt "conservative" media could not overcome. Add to that Romney's all-too-easy-to-check lies and the questionable wisdom of running a crony capitalist during one horrid recession/depression, and it is amazing that Romney did as well as he did.
pastorial Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 2:43 PM
D, so why did they stay home?
Drifter Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 2:27 PM
The sources I read say that there were 3 million registered Republicans who stayed home...

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...