Check out Brett Stephens in today’s WSJ, who says he had predicted the loss back in January, and that is because the GOP insisted on emphasizing the so called gay marriage and abortion, the former most people don’t care about, the latter, most people, he says, support in extreme cases.
posted on 11/13/2012 6:50:44 PM PST
by Revolting cat!
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To: Revolting cat!; Steelfish
Check out Brett Stephens in todays WSJ, who says he had predicted the loss back in January, and that is because the GOP insisted on emphasizing the so called gay marriage and abortion, the former most people dont care about, the latter, most people, he says, support in extreme cases.
Couldn't be more wrong.
Exactly the opposite.
Romney staked out a position guaranteed to tick off social conservatives and depress turn-out on our side.
THat position included the following:
1. Support for Gays in the Military.
2. Support for Gay Adoption
3. Support for Gays in the Boy Scouts
4. Support for Abortion in the cases of Incest, Rape, life, and HEALTH of the mother
Add to that no real clear vision with respect to limited government and reducing the size of Government coupled with his inability and refusal to clearly articulate a conservative message, and it becomes crystal clear that the problem isn't value voters, social conservatives, and/or fiscal conservatives.
THe problem was the moderate/liberal Mitt Romney representing a party whose base was conservative.
There was no excitement with the base, long term, to Get out the vote.
That is why we lost.
posted on 11/13/2012 6:57:45 PM PST
(Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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