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Where to Adjust, Where to Stand Firm

The Teleprompter Speaks Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 2:18 PM
First of all, Romney was a weak candidate. Everybody knew this, but we forgot after one 90-minute debate performance. He actually made us believe and gave us hope, for awhile. Even after he blew the second debate and laid down on the third, we thought Romney would still prevail. Obama had a weak hand, but played it well. Romney misplay almost every card. Team Romney let Obama get by with the worst lies, let Obama blame Bush for his failures and never defended conservatism, liberty or free markets. Honestly, I think anti-Mormon prejudice was a contributing factor in the loss as well.

The proper path for the Republican party lies somewhere between changing our entire agenda and standing steadfastly on everything. Opinions will differ on the best way forward, as we have seen in the week and a half since the sucker punch of Election Day.

Most conservatives seem to be coping well. We spent a lot of time during the campaign wondering if America as we recognize it would survive a second Obama term. Ever the pragmatists, we now seem committed to doing our part to minimize the damage.

But as we seek to mitigate the harmful effects of...