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In 2016, GOP Needs a Candidate Voters Believe In

Wedey Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 1:10 PM
Romney may not have been my first pick as I would have voted for ABO-anybody but Obama. But then when he became the candidate. I started reading about him and his family. I learned he did not take a salary as Gov of Massachusetts., he did not take a salary while running the Olympics. I heard all about some of the charitible things he did without any fanfare and I started attending his rallies. The more I heard, the more I liked. I think he has high morals, values, a strong and faithful family man and knows about operating businesses. Sure he had some failures, but then look how many green energy companies that went belly up with tax payer money. He had many successes and I admired him more and more. No one is perfect but he is clos
sashamanda Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 1:25 PM
You know, Romney used tax subsidies to make some of his money, too, not to mention $1.5 billion in taxpayer subsidies for the Olympics. He also made and kept his fortune by relying on preferential tax policies, loading companies with debt (including junk bonds) and moving his money offshore. (By the way, some of Romney's green initiatives while he was governor failed.) It amazes me that a man of such "high morals" could run one of the filthiest campaign in modern history.
Pat1392 Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 1:49 PM
How did HE make money on the Olympics??? He simply left it solvent.
sashamanda Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 2:08 PM
He didn't make money on the Olympics, but it was solvent only because of the taxpayer.
Pat1392 Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 3:36 PM

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...