” Consider the results:”
I did, Newt. We lost because we ran RINOS. Nothing more, nothing less.
Baloney. We lost because the Republican leadership has been sitting on their collective butts for the past 20 years while the Dems have figured out what it takes to “get the vote out”. They work their butts off at the local level. Yes, they cheat like hell where they can but if the Republicans were as organized as the Dems, they would have won as the Romney voters would have overwhelmed the Obama voters.
The other team was better coached, had a better game plan, and executed better. I players were about the same.
Okay, we need to nominate a conservative but that candidate will need to be charismatic and inspirational, drawing in those who did not vote this time—even some who voted for Obama. The candidate will have to bring out the conservatives from neighborhoods where they appear absent, drawing more votes than Romney did in Philadelphia, Cleveland and Detroit. Conservatives and potential conservatives are there, ready to vote conservative, if they hear the right message about how conservatism will benefit them and their families. The candidate will need to mount a 50 state strategy in the way Howard Dean conducted a 50 state liberal strategy, except do it smarter. The candidate will need to fight dirty without getting dirty. Who will it be? Who can stand up and fight to save America?