Instead of pontificating opinions, digest the “facts” first.
In Missouri, an unpopular democrat senator gets-re-elected.
Mr Todd Akin makes statements which are praised by some conservatives, but is soundly defeated.
In Indiana, a solid red state, conservatives manage to primary a sure winner RINO senator Lugar. Then Mr Richard Mourdock makes statement again praised by some conservatives. He also loses to a democrat!
Fact #3: If any one thinks those two winning democrats will help stop killing of the unborn, you might need serious help. Akin and Mourdock now have zero power to push any conservative agenda. In our system of government, only winners of elections have any power.
Those 2 senate seats could have made a difference, especially on the issue of Obamacare. Now we are stuck with Obamacare at least for 4 years. By then it will be so entrenched with all the states installed health insurance alternatives, I can’t visualize any scenario which will reverse course. So sad, so disgusting, so foolish.
Finally on the issue of Romney candidacy, IMO he won by default in a weak primary field. IMO his main problem was not effort by him, I thought he gave it all, it was his incompetent advisers.
Your wrong, those two Senate seats would have given the GOP 47 total seats; not enough do to a D#$% thing to dismantle Obamacare. Stop making stuff up.
I don’t know anyone praising Akin’s statement. Most called for him to get out. Some like Huckabee rallied around him, but not because of his statement. IMO, he needed to get pushed out by all means necessary. He would ave been an okay senator, but he was a massive political liability for the whole party.
Murdock was already a statewide office holder and just made a blunder. If it hadn’t been so close to the election and following akin, I don’t think it would have cost him the seat. It is astounding the lack of message discipline among some on our side.
I would like to hear from our vaunted party poobahs why those losses were so bad when their hand picked guys in Wisconsin, Virginia and Florida failed just as miserably in winnable races.
I agree on your Romney statement. His advisors failed big time. I do recognize that he chose them and they all shared the northeastn moderate worldview, but at the same time, Romney actually impressed me in the final two months.
By the way, here is the stock answer to every abortion question. It needs to be memorized by every Republican office-holder and candidate:
"At the present time, the right to abortion is held by the Supreme Court as the law of the land and that ruling can only be changed by the Supreme Court. There is certainly nothing a single senator or congressman - - or even the entire Congress, for that matter - - can do to overturn a ruling of the Supreme Court, even a ruling with which I and many millions of other Americans profoundly disagree. As a US (Senator/Congressman) I will continue to support pro-life legislation that tests that 1974 ruling.
I will support judicial nominees, including appointments to the Supreme Court, who respect the United States Constitution, not as a guideline, or a meaningless living document, but as the framework for the limited government intended by the nations founders; a serious legal document that guarantees the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
"My hope is that someday soon Roe v. Wade will be overturned - - by the Supreme Court - - and decisions about abortion can be returned to the people; that is, to the states and to the communities where those decisions belong.