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Optimism: The GOP’s missing ingredient
New York Post, by Seth Lipsky

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Posted By:garnet, 8/22/2014 9:18:59 AM

The thing to remember about the cataract of woe that has befallen our country is how fast things can be turned around. We may be in retreat overseas, with riots simmering in Missouri and the economy stuck in second gear. With the right policies, the right leadership, all that can be overcome. It can be turned around, and fast — a fact we’re not hearing pointedly enough for my taste. I like Rick Perry, Rand Paul, Paul Ryan, Ted Cruz, Mitt Romney, Marco Rubio. But none of the GOP contenders is capturing this simple point — that we can pull out of this

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 8/22/2014 9:26:56 AM     (No. 9976262)

Brains & Guts - - The Pubbies´ Missing Attributes

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Reply 2 - Posted by: cobieone, 8/22/2014 9:30:58 AM     (No. 9976267)

I agree with this article, and I believe Mitt Romney, Scott Walker, Rick Perry, Ted Cruz, and a few others would turn around this nation. We need to make sure we don´t lose 2016!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 8/22/2014 9:44:37 AM     (No. 9976293)

FTA: What I keep thinking about, though, is the point Bartley stressed — how fast things changed once the right policies were brought to bear.

Who is stating the "right policies"?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: richwill, 8/22/2014 10:35:44 AM     (No. 9976352)

What the GOP is missing is a consistent conservative message.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 8/22/2014 11:04:34 AM     (No. 9976394)

Lose the RINO talk like Jeb Bush and Chris Christy then drop Rubio and Mitt Romney (I do think Romney is a good man).
We need a tough conservative and one that´s not afraid to strike at a woman because that´s what the opposition is going to be, count on it.
It´s going to take a smart conservative to turn this around.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: tulipwood, 8/22/2014 11:32:43 AM     (No. 9976437)

No. What´s missing are testicles.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: nerdowell, 8/22/2014 12:58:58 PM     (No. 9976570)

Consider Reagan: his message was consistently reassuring, that despite current problems like inflation and loss of international prestige America could prosper.

He stressed the inner strength, resolve, industry and frugality at the core of the who we are.

It was a simple message and it triumphed.

´pubs need to back off the "we´ll end it" message and promise instead to"fix" the mess. We´re not taking anything away, we´re giving back.

It´s not just semantics, though they matter; it´s an expression of the spirit of our faith. It´s a winning message.

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