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In 2016, GOP needs a
candidate voters believe in

Washington Examiner, by Byron York

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Posted By:Judy W., 11/9/2012 6:54:43 AM

In the wake of Mitt Romney's loss, many Republicans say the GOP must make far-reaching changes to be competitive in future elections. (Snip) On Thursday afternoon, the Obama campaign held its last conference call for reporters. What next for the enormous campaign infrastructure, with its massive databases and voter profiles? Will it go to a new candidate? "You can't just transfer this," said senior adviser Plouffe. "People are not going to spend hours away from their families, and their jobs, contributing financially when it's hard for them to do it, unless they believe in the candidate."

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This is the best post-election article I have read. All those Republican officials and pundits who are searching for the next technical solution for the party should read it. It is about a candidate who connects with people. If people had felt passionate about Romney the way Obama's people felt about him, three million people would have come out to vote and he would have won.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Judy W., 11/9/2012 6:56:41 AM     (No. 9001626)

...comment continued. On the other hand, I predict Obama will move quickly to destroy all opposition. So none of this might matter. First up: assault weapon ban. Second: get rid of talk radio.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/9/2012 7:00:44 AM     (No. 9001633)

Like I was saying yesterday,we need a better salesman for our side,not becoming more like dems. Politics run in cycles and Obama's sure to do more damage in the next two years,so even stupid white people notice.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 11/9/2012 7:06:38 AM     (No. 9001645)

The first thing this country needs to do is to close the primaries. Republicans choose Republican candidates; Democrats choose Democrat candidates.

Second, let's make the Establishment/country club guys less important in our party. They seem to choose our losers more often than they choose our winners. Remember if it were left to our "establishment" NRSC chairman, Marco Rubio would still be in Florida.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: armywife85, 11/9/2012 7:07:32 AM     (No. 9001648)

I hope all those republicans that stayed home and didn't vote because they didn't see their idea of the perfect candidate in Mitt Romney are happy. 2016? Really? I don't think we will have a country left 4 years from now.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: hoopsfan, 11/9/2012 7:10:50 AM     (No. 9001653)

Amazed about the level of griping concerning Romney as a candidate. Did folks not watch the debates and see how good he was? Did you not follow the primaries and realize that Romney emerged as the winner?

Okay, so Romney was not conservative enough or charismatic enough to suit you? So you stayed home and allowed Obama to win??

Shame on conservative non-voters.



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Reply 6 - Posted by: Mazeman, 11/9/2012 7:17:35 AM     (No. 9001665)

And who, pray tell, would that candidate be?

I still remember the GOP primaries and can't imagine the Republicans fully supporting ANY candidate, no matter how charismatic or principled.

Palin? Paul?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 11/9/2012 7:24:59 AM     (No. 9001687)

We screwed the pooch with all the focus on the presidency. Oblahma, our historic first black president, was always going to win reelection. The media and our keynote speaker saw to that. We should have focused on making gains in the Senate and House. Instead we ignored these races and ended up with rubes like Akin and Mourdock on the ballot. Going forward we need to repeat 2010 in 2014. Melanin will not be on the ballot so we won't have racist blacks showing up in droves at the polling places. If we cave on taxes and let the Dems own the depression we will be in the cat bird seat come 2014. If we cave on immigration reform the country is lost.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: tonyl, 11/9/2012 7:28:51 AM     (No. 9001696)

Mitt had to spend millions on the stupid primaries. They shouldn't have happened. Gingrich, santorum helped the loss. That money could have been spent fighting off those negative ads in key states days before Nov.6. Why did any registered republican not come out. They must be suicidal too.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: sanchin, 11/9/2012 7:35:54 AM     (No. 9001715)

It appears that people are more interested in saving the GOP than saving the country. As long as the well being of the GOP is the primary concern, the problems this country faces will continue to be pushed off on to our children and grandchildren.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 11/9/2012 7:46:12 AM     (No. 9001742)

Without the GOP, there is no Constitutional Republic. All the fussing and nitpicking when were up against Marxist. Get over yourselves!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Rakasha, 11/9/2012 8:00:10 AM     (No. 9001776)

~ Without the GOP, there is no Constitutional Republic. ~

Who should get over themselves?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: altoona, 11/9/2012 8:09:06 AM     (No. 9001801)

Mitt could not have been a more splendid candidate, but that may have been part of the problem. The politics of envy were employed successfully against him. If you are going to be jealous of somebody, the handsome, brilliant accomplished, honorable family man Mitt is certainly a prime target.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 11/9/2012 8:14:25 AM     (No. 9001816)

Lemme guess, Bryon- Jeb Bush?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: sanchin, 11/9/2012 8:15:08 AM     (No. 9001818)

Listen to the GOP Representatives and Senators and see just how many and how often they refer to the US as a Constitutional Republic and not as a Democracy.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: stablemoney, 11/9/2012 8:47:49 AM     (No. 9001919)

I don't agree with this article. Romney, John McCain, or a George Bush second term would have been better for the country. Something is wrong with the voters, who are bent on ruin, and can't get there fast enough. I only wish we were not on the same plane, and they could crash without us on board.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/9/2012 9:17:30 AM     (No. 9002025)

Ah, but the challenge - as it was this year - is to come up with the candidate whom all Republican voters plus a fair number of those who have no party preference will believe in.

The Democrats vote for the person with a (D) after their name while the Republicans are still shooting their own candidates down.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: losgatos, 11/9/2012 9:19:09 AM     (No. 9002028)

Our candidate was a good and decent man. Someone who, I believe, would come to my aid if I were working for him in some far off land and being murdered in front of his eyes. Just that difference makes me wonder about my fellow American citizens. Apparently Obamaphones trump everything else.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: curious1, 11/9/2012 9:43:19 AM     (No. 9002127)

It would have been great fun to watch Palin eviscerate Capt Zippy in the debates on national TV - She's been a governor - something Zippy never was. Just think of the comic opportunities for talking about Zippy getting beat by a girl, etc... And she would have pulled a portion (except for the rabid feminazis) of Zippy's womens demographics - and support the constitution. Of course, libtards (in both parties) wouldn't have liked her, but the 7 million missing eligible voters just might have turned up. Fun to imagine.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: BocaLaura, 11/9/2012 9:51:37 AM     (No. 9002155)

The dems groomed Obama for at least six years for the 2008 election. They used the 2004 convention as his coming out party and declared him debutante of the year. When are the republicans going to learn. Choose a few of their best and brightest, place them in no lose situations with loads of publicity. Establish a positive brand for them before they even enter the race. And finally, read them the riot act about obeying Reagan's eleventh commandment. Read Alinsky to know what they're up against and plan how to counteract the attacks. Let's get going right now.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: inigori, 11/9/2012 9:59:52 AM     (No. 9002183)

GOP mentioning anothe BUSH, that's how we'd gotten Obama in the first place. Then your talking half of the white population will stay home if another Bush is on the ticket. I am brown and I will not vote for another BUSH...so be it.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: walcb, 11/9/2012 11:16:13 AM     (No. 9002510)

I can not believe Romney received fewer voters than McPain. Something stinks.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: oldsfc, 11/9/2012 5:21:29 PM     (No. 9003579)

#5, I held my nose and voted for Romney. I didn't trust him at all, but he was better than obama. Like choosing between a socialist and a communist. If the repubs repeat this type of candidate, I will not vote. The country is fubar now. Do you really think voting for another dem lite will help? Bush, McPain, Romney. Three up three down, see ya. Oh, don't forget Dole.

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