The new spiritual leaders of the Republican Party have come out swinging against Mitt Romney for his controversial remarks on a donor conference call about why Barack Obama won reelection. According to the New York Times, Romney said Obama had followed the “old playbook” of using targeted initiatives to woo specific interest groups — “especially the African-American community, the Hispanic community and young people.”
Comments: First, who made Jindahl, Rubio, and Scott our "spiritual leaders"? Second, according to Gov. Scott of Florida "we want to take care of every citizen in our state.” Really? THAT is now what Republicans stand for? Sigh.
The future of the republican party, the conservative movement and this country does not run through Barb Bush´s rolodex.
This is the ideas wing of the party, not the party of connections, prep school ties and well financed Wall Street acquaintances. They grew up on Reagan and Kemp, not the middle of the road free shrimp and merlot country club republicanism of Rockfeller and Bush. 2010 and the T party movement was born out of frustration and disgust not only with Obama, but with the republican party establishment that views middle America as weird, church going rubes who are only there for pandering. No more Bushes, or Bush surrogates, no more Romneys. The ideas articulated by other presidential candidates caught attention, generated discussion and provided meaningful contrast to the Obama administration, even without the help of the media. The times, they are a changin.
Romney was right. Marco and Bobby are talking to their base now that the 2012 election is over. Why don´t they hone in on all the irregularities of the vote before they start criticizing the Candidate? Romney´s biggest problem was the same as George W. Bush´s problem - he was too nice. I just wish he would have been more aggressive. I really was hoping to have a lovely First Lady - one who really could relate to people.
The GOP is somewhat to blame, too. Mainly Romney´s advisers who also advised McCain really lost the election for us. Schmidt and the woman (can´t remember her name)went by the 2008 playbook instead of making a new one for 2012.
What Romney said was true, PC or not. Why the heck are we concentrating on what he says now anyway? Has he not been excoriated enough? Can the GOP only make itself stronger by attempting to tear down a candidate that the MSM and Democrats already have? Losing strategy and it sickens me.
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god of irony, 11/15/2012 10:51:04 PM (No. 9017408)
I´ve got a better idea, instead of becoming democrats why don´t we educate the public on liberty, freedom and the free market. Let´s take back our schools, let´s take down the liberal media, let´s take over the Republican party leadership positions at all levels instead of complaining about it being run by the elits.
And the beat goes on.. Jindal-Rubio the last great hope of the GOP! I seem to remember those great "conservatives", Colin Powell, Chris Christie and even Scott Brown being mentioned as possible "presidential candidates" by some geniuses in the GOP hierarchy. I agree with OP, #1, #8, and #9.
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