Romney has proven that no matter how moderate (or even center-left) the Republican candidate is, the media will lambast him as being an extremist. Obama/Pelosi/Reid have proven that no matter how far left-wing the democrat goes, the media will hail them as a centrist working on solid policies.
The Republican party tried a strategy of appealing to the middle in 2008 and 2012 and failed miserably both times. Why not try a strategy of appealing to the base? If the media is going to claim we’re extremist, why not nominate someone who is AT LEAST as far right as Obama is far left. We can’t do any worse....
will only work if “the base” grows and overwhelms the good ol’ boys who run the so-called “party” and who are already deciding what “moderate” to nominate in 2016
maybe our hope does not lie in Washington DC but in the statehouses of 51 state governments
And in that shift, the GOP needs to learn the Art of Political War, as discussed by Horowitz in his book of that title.
The GOP establishment is part of the leftist problem. They play the role of enabler by not attacking the left, by offering a lame defense against leftist attacks, by running candidates that they believe will appeal to the ‘other side’ while they don’t give a damn about appealing to us but rather attack us by referring to us as those who ‘cling to guns and the Bible,’ and by overtly destroying those candidates that do appeal to the base.
Don’t listen to the state-run media lies, my FRiends.
Conservatives with conservative cultural values did not lose because of their ideas. They lost because they were destroyed or abandoned by the GOP and unjustly attacked by the left and their state-run media.
We do not and should not move to the left just to win.
All the guys who imagine they can hold their base just by registering as a Republican and then campaigning for the non existent undecided middle of the road moderate swing voters LOSES!
There's this iron clad rule of campaigning they always forget ~ first secure your base. Cater to them. Attract those who are like minded about your solutions even before you campaign ~ BTW, learn what it is they will be like minded about too ~ they are NOT interested in more reacharounds.
The other rule to observe and never violate is DON'T DISCOURAGE YOUR BASE OR EVEN A PART OF IT FROM VOTING 'CAUSE THAT"S WHAT WILL HAPPEN
The last 8 years Republicans seem to have abandoned voter registration drives so the storehouse of like-minded Republicans is replenished. We have rules in Virginia that make getting on a primary ballot so difficult we actually don't have enough folks running to attract a crowd!
That's not the way to play the game.
No hope a’tall until someone emerges with the balls to respond like Reagan when being dissed by the media.
My favorite political moments were when Ron would smile, shake his head and say “Well, (insert name of lamestream would-be character assassin), there you go again, but .....”
I think the REAL difference between Reagan and the rest of the pitiful candidates the GOP has been running of late is the personal goals of the men in question.
I TRULY believe that Reagan’s goal was to help this country, even to the extent that he ran the milktoast, NWO promoting GHWB as his running mate in order to mend fences within the party.
The goal of the rest of the bunch has been to get elected POTUS.
And, don’t give the kneejerk BS about “ya have to get elected first”.
Reagan got elected BECAUSE his goal permeated his personality AND his campaign, not because he wanted to be POTUS.
THAT’s why Obamination got elected - he has also convinced the sheeple that he GENUINELY wants to help this country (including the “... I’ll be a one term president” statement).