This explanation makes the most sense to me. Rather than blaming the loss on Hurricane Sandy, or Chris Christie, or Project ORCA, or other fluke events
I do think there’s a lot of problems with the campaign infrastructure of the GOP as far as recruiting new voters goes, as well as getting them into early voting or to the polls on election days.
Messaging is a major problem, too. Though it’s hard when most of the media is complicit in colluding against Republicans. And I suspect what’s far more damaging than the negative punditry by the news commentariat, is the fact that the media can decide at any time to quite simply block Republican candidates from having an effective voice at all.
Because of the Citizens United decisions private citizens have great latitude in spending money to advocate for political change.
Every day and night the MSM gives free advertising to the Democrat Party. That message is only countered right before an election. The message is sent in an endless stream of annoying anti-Democrat commercials (or worse anti-Republican commercials during the primaries) that people quickly turn away from. Also the message is now sent days, and sometimes weeks, after millions have already voted early.
If we really want to change hearts and minds, maybe groups should spend money throughout the months and years between elections. The message should be a generally upbeat one comparing the relative economic success of states like Texas versus states like California. Lots of facts laced in with a little philosophy.
If the MSM is going to consistently lie for the Democrats, it seems to make more sense to send out a consistent and countervailing message of truths in favor of conservatism, rather than a last minute data dump of vitriol and anger.