Because of the weak moderate candidate chosen, there was NO discernible difference between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama on a host of issues, healthcare, immigration, foreign policy to name a few. In fact the only really big difference between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney was on how to bring the economy back to pre 2008 levels.
And because Mitt Romney allowed Obama and his surrogates define him and his “fellow” Republicans as beholding to the rich uncaring evil capitalists the American people who took the time out to vote chose Barack Obama even though his economic policies obviously were not and have not worked to make the American economy noticeably better.
So why exactly were conservative Republicans, knowing that there are NO absolutely perfect candidates, going to even go and cast a vote for someone they themselves didn’t believe in? Were they just expected to go and vote for the Republican Team once again and put away their heartfelt convictions and principles…most stayed home and said no thanks…again.
The Republicans also never had an adequate Get Out The Vote (GOTV) program that compared to the Obama campaign. In fact the problem with the Republican GOTV apparatus is that it was dismantled after the 2008 Presidential election. Starting from step one every four years is severely problematic.
Moving on… Learn…all the crying, whining and pitching a fit will not change the outcome of past elections.
GOTV is an ongoing requirement not an every 3 1/2 year campaign necessity. The axiom machines defeat campaigns have been proven the last 2 elections. It will take a large coalition working year round to bring enough people and resources together to defeat the Democratic machine. The Republicans at this very moment are behind in GOTV for the 2016 election…the time to catch up is now not in 2016.
Get out and help change the culture of the minority communities and with younger voters. Infotainment is changing the culture and Republicans should embrace it not run from it. The message when presented correctly works. The march for life this past week is an example that the younger American do believe in a conservative message…A conservative message works when you let it.
The consultants that say they know what the American people want obviously don’t so don’t keep going to these folks and using tactics that are failing. These “experts” are stuck to a model that isn’t working. The exit polls for Congress in 2012 indicated 33% identified as Republican, 39% as Democrats, and 28% as independents.
For example the primary season must be shorter and the old republican guard must be defeated to allow a people chosen candidate to start espousing the conservative message to the American people and explaining why the Democratic agenda is wrong for America. It was former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher who asserted that “first you win the argument, then you win the vote.” That is what will win the day in 2016 not the poll based consultant run campaigns of the last 2 election seasons. A large collation of conservative based, community centered Americans helping to change the culture on an individual basis will see results that consultants could never even imagine
Thankfully there are the Republicans in Congress now. They’re a firewall of sorts to keep in check the Progressive agenda espoused by the Democratic Party.…this is not gridlock but our Republic’s democratic process.