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Skip to comments.The Tea Party Got It Right, Mitt Got It Wrong
Posted on 11/07/2012 9:57:24 AM PST by trappedincanuckistan
In this election the Republican Party ran two wholly inoffensive blue state Republicans on a platform of jobs at a time when the economy was everyones chief concern and the incumbent had absolutely failed to fix the economy. And they lost.
The Monday or Wednesday morning quarterbacks will have a fine time debating what Mitt Romney should have done differently. The red Republicans will say that he should have been more aggressive and should have hit Obama on Benghazi. The blue Republicans will blame a lack of outreach to Latinos. Some will blame Sandy, others will blame Christie and many will point to voter fraud. And they will all have a point, but the makings of this defeat did not happen in the last two weeks; they happened in the last two years.
Mitt Romney won the primaries because he was electable. But, as it turned out, he really wasnt electable after all. Not when the chief criteria of electability is having no opinion, no point of view and no reason to run for office except to win. Not when the chief criteria of being a Republican presidential nominee is being able to convince people that youre hardly a Republican at all.
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The most revealing stats for this ‘election’ are the turnout numbers. Of course that number cannot be trusted to reflect an honest counting since far too many Republican votes may well have been added to the dem totals by merely reprogramming the machine to flip the circuit. And yes, I blame the feckless Republicans for doing absolutely nothing about the cheat potentials when they held all three branches of the federal horse.
Anyone who thinks if we just work harder we can make the GOP look like the Constitution Party again isn't dealing in reality.
Baloney. The only way a candidate can win is to unify his or her side, and then win with independents.
Independents will not accept a tea party conservative. We’ll never know for sure, but that’s my opinion.