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"There's a Sense That We Let Mitt Romney Down"

scclj Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 11:49 PM
If Rubio runs in 2016, unless he backpedals on amnesty, the conservative base will not support him. He will not be conservative enough. He's not experienced enough, probably, but a Latino candidate such as Ted Cruz might be different as he is anti-amnesty. A candidate such as Rubio might help with Florida and Northeastern Hispanics, but I don't know how much influence he would have with the Mexican-American electorate found in the Southwest. I personally do not think changing immigration stance or granting amnesty will have much effect with Latinos and the GOP. It didn't help Bush Sr. after the Reagan amnesty, and the conservative base of the GOP would destroy those who favored it. I agree with Rush Limbaugh...Santa Claus.
woodinville Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 11:56 PM
HalibutornThrockmorton3rd Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 12:05 AM
And that'swhy you'll be relegated to the past. Rush lies to you, and he laughs at how easily the rubes buy his act. He doesn't believe half the stuff he says, but it pays well. Keeps his three wives quiet.

Mitt Romney's top campaign aides conducted a conference call with conservative journalists this afternoon, during which they assessed the damage from Tuesday's electoral loss.  The participants included campaign manager Matt Rhoades, political director Rich Beeson, polling director Neil Newhouse and digital director Zac Moffatt.  A few notes from the call:

Matt Rhoades, on the overall race: "No campaign is perfect, and we certainly made our share of mistakes." On Paul Ryan: "He has come away from this race with a very bright future before him."

Rich Beeson, on the campaign's strategy: "We won independents and held the base....