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GOP Solution: Stick to Values, Pick Better Candidates

Whitebeard Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 8:54 AM
Did Obama win? Did he, really? Prove it. All this bellyaching about how the Republicans screwed up is just more self blame by another victim. I don't know who "won" this election, but I'm prepared to entertain the possibility that it was stolen by voter fraud in a small number of precincts/states. Second point... Suggesting that Conservatives have to pander to this or that immigrant group is nothing more than reverse racism. A desire for liberty and opportunity is not race/ethno specific.

These are days of hindsight and second-guessing for Republicans, which is human nature after a trauma like this election loss.

There are million “why” theories out there, from the Hurricane Sandy effect to pernicious media bias. Wringing our hands over those factors gets us nowhere.

We can’t stop hurricanes, and media bias is always there. Reagan and Bush 43 won twice against waves of poisonous bias, so that is not an insurmountable obstacle.

What Republicans need is a slate of candidates that can energize the base while expanding the appeal of a conservative message.


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