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    Do any conservatives agree with this op ed?

    Succinctly ... this seems to be implying that Romney lost because he did not take up social issues or adopt the tea party mantra.

    That is absurd ... it was close race and I think it was as close as it was because Romney was more moderate and I believe he lost some votes by pandering to the tea partiers and far right.

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    Given this week's results, they said, conservatives will be even more motivated to reform the party. Richard A. Viguerie, chairman of ConservatieHQ.com, ended the press conference with one final prediction.

    "Tea partiers will take over the Republican Party within four years," he said

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    Re: Do any conservatives agree with this op ed?

    if the teaparty takes over the republican party they'll never elect another president. americans are simply NOT socially conservative.

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    Re: Do any conservatives agree with this op ed?

    i agree with the op

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    Re: Do any conservatives agree with this op ed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    Succinctly ... this seems to be implying that Romney lost because he did not take up social issues or adopt the tea party mantra.

    That is absurd ... it was close race and I think it was as close as it was because Romney was more moderate and I believe he lost by pandering to the tea partiers and far right.

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    Some Libertarians on this forum have noted that they voted for Obama, so I would say the issue is more likely that the Republicans angered a good percentage of their own base, as even Ron Paul came close to forcing a brokered convention, in the primaries.

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    Re: Do any conservatives agree with this op ed?

    I love this quote from your link.

    At the end of the day, conservatives were left out in the cold. It should have been a landslide for Romney, had he embraced a truly conservative agenda,"
    That's what Consevatives got out of Romney's stomping? They are really living in la la land. I hope they keep it up.

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    Re: Do any conservatives agree with this op ed?

    Quote Originally Posted by roflpublican View Post
    if the teaparty takes over the republican party they'll never elect another president. americans are simply NOT socially conservative.
    I agree ... the GOP needs to shut that guy up fast.

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    If the republicans go the way of the tea party it will be the death of the party, and I could see the more moderates split off in another party. As a liberal this would please me greatly.
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    Re: Do any conservatives agree with this op ed?

    i'm not sure ratcheting up social conservatism is going to do the GOP any justice.... the whole responsibility, self reliance, and nuclear family values things isn't a good seller anymore

    i'm telling you, they have to promise more entitlements and pander to non-whites and women.... the days of winning on ideology and principle are over, you gotta bribe people for votes in todays America.

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    Re: Do any conservatives agree with this op ed?

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    I love this quote from your link.



    That's what Consevatives got out of Romney's stomping? They are really living in la la land. I hope they keep it up.
    I agree ... Romney came as close as he did because of his former more moderate stances on issues. it was his pandering to the tea party base that created the disrespect from independents and undecideds.

    Romney ... should have stayed true to himself and told the tea party to shove it imho.

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    Re: Do any conservatives agree with this op ed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    Succinctly ... this seems to be implying that Romney lost because he did not take up social issues or adopt the tea party mantra.

    That is absurd ... it was close race and I think it was as close as it was because Romney was more moderate and I believe he lost some votes by pandering to the tea partiers and far right.

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    Rommeny did not get as many votes as McCain from what the vote totals look like. I think for whatever reason I cant fanthom some people stayed home.
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