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It’s been less than 24 hours since the polls closed and already the first shots in an emerging civil war within the conservative movement are being fired. Right-leaning pundits have been taking turns beating up on Mitt Romney and blaming him for the loss last night. Donald Trump just tweeted, “Congrats to @KarlRove on blowing $400 million this cycle. Every race @CrossroadsGPS ran ads in, the Republicans lost. What a waste of money.” And GOP leaders are already taking to the barricades on either side of the divide, which basically comes down to this question: Were Romney and the GOP too conservative or not conservative enough?
Appearing on Bryan Fischer’s radio program this afternoon, Cain called for a large faction of Republican Party leaders to desert the party and form a third, more conservative party.
The Ron Paul movement is a big winner here. The GOP told the libertarians in the party to get lost, and the GOP paid for it. Interestingly, both Iowa and Nevada, where Ron Paul supporters gained control of the state party, both went to Obama after the Romney campaign actively fought to disenfranchise Ron Paul supporters. I guess the GOP got what it wanted there.
Or on the opposite side...maybe do away with the party system completely.
However, If someone has a (L) after their name, but are a scumbag, they won't get my vote. I'll always vote performance over talking points every time.
Originally posted by olaru12
The GOP can't keep alienating women, minorities, moderates and the youth and expect to be a viable party with just their core group of older white Americans
Originally posted by solarstorm
It's not Romneys fault IMO.
It's actually George "dubya" Bush who ruined the republican brand.
Put Romney and Bush in a debate and Romney would eat him alive 10 times over.
Originally posted by snarky412
It doesn't matter who one votes for, all candidates pretend to have our best interest at heart.....
When in reality, the only interest is TPTB and the lobbyist.
Originally posted by Bilder
You did it to yourselves, GOP, and we have no sympathy for you at all.