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In 2016, GOP Needs a Candidate Voters Believe In

SMyles Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 7:40 PM
Can you imagine if a republican candidate spoke about individual liberty and adherence to the Constitution. Promising to eliminate huge federal agencies immediately? Also, promising to audit the federal reserve. Against all of the bailouts. And.... uh, oh that's right, it already happened. Guess what?
anti-neocon Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 9:04 AM
you are correct. the main thing the establishment wanted to do was defeat ron paul at all costs. even the republican wing of the establishment would rather have obama than ron paul, because both parties are pro-war and anti-liberty.
Corbett_ Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 10:11 PM
SMyles -- Yes. You are right. The average GOP voter would rather lose than be pro-peace.

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...