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GOP Has Trouble Settling on Candidates Who Can Win

toumanbeg Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 7:00 PM
What it means to be a conservative has changed. The GOP hasn't changed to match. So conservatives no longer support the GOP. Voters choose the Dems over the Dem-lites. The difference is not as sharp on the local level. Voters know who they are voting for and can throw their support to conservative politicians. On the national level, the RNC and 'Rince and Dry' choose who to support. Voters make other choices. Until the GOP establishment dies off, there will be no more GOP Presidents. The GOP cannot win without conservatives. Losing twice should have taught them that lesson. Inserting 'Rince and Dry' as chairman of the RNC proves they haven't learned anything from their last two defeats. That means a 3rd defeat is inevitable.

One of the interesting things about recent elections is that Republicans have tended to do better the farther you go down the ballot.

They've lost the presidency twice in a row, and in four of the last six contests. They've failed to win a majority in the U.S. Senate, something they accomplished in five election cycles between 1994 and 2006.

But they have won control of the House of Representatives in the last two elections, and in eight of the last 10 cycles.

And they've been doing better in elections to state legislatures than at any time since the 1920s.