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Wallac Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 2:26 PM
Please just keep doing what you are doing, and keep nominating old, white, rich elitists, who can magically morph into whatever they need to be for that day, or week or election, because as you can see, it is working out so well for us the Dems, and we would appreciate seeing you hasten your party's demise. Just think of it as doing what is best for your country. Respectfully, The Democratic Party

A great political party with a long history can survive defeat, even learn from it and grow stronger. But a party that does not learn from its defeats, that appears unable to adapt and grow, cannot remain great. It will join the extensive collection of long-ago American parties, like the Federalists and Whigs and many another, as just another artifact of American history.

After its defeat in this year's presidential election, the Republican Party has much to learn. The principal theme of its presidential ticket -- fiscal responsibility and the economic growth it could underwrite -- was obscured by the...