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Romney Was Not the Problem

Tacitus X Wrote: Nov 23, 2012 7:08 AM
Coulter's comparison to Reagan is doing the very thing she's accusing others of, i.e., assuming equivalent conditions prevailed. Thanks to Reagan, the Republicans are far more conservative now than they were back in the 1970's. Reagan in 1980 was far more conservative compared to the rest of the GOP than Romney in 2012. When Romney went hard after Obama's poor record in the first debate public opinion shifted in Romney's favor. This isn't being "mean," it's being clear. Rather than continue this winning strategy, Romney tried to play "prevent defense" and failed to hammer home Obama's deficiencies in the second and third debates. As a result, his momentum was halted. It didn't help when Coulter fave Christie embraced Obama.

Small minds always leap to the answers given the last time around, which is probably why Maxine Waters keeps getting re-elected. But the last time is not necessarily the same as this time. A terrorist attack is not the same as the Cold War, a war in Afghanistan is not the same as a war in Iraq, and Mitt Romney is not the same as John McCain or Bob Dole.

But since the election, many conservatives seem to be coalescing around the explanation for our defeat given by Jenny Beth Martin of the Tea Party Patriots, who said: "What we...