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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 08:45 AM

RNC looking into what went wrong in 2012


BY BY PHILIP ELLIOTT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican National Committee on Monday announced an inquiry to look at what went wrong in 2012′s presidential election and how the GOP can respond to the nation’s shifting demographics and adopt smarter political strategies.

RNC chairman Reince Priebus asked a group of five respected party leaders to examine how the GOP can better talk with voters, raise money from donors and learn from Democrats’ tactics. Preibus also asked the group, known as the Growth and Opportunity Project, to look at how campaigns are best organized and deployed, how they can work with independent groups such as super political action committees, and how the party should approach the 2016 presidential primaries as part of a top-to-bottom review.

“The Growth and Opportunity Project will recommend a plan to further ensure Republicans are victorious in 2013, 2014, 2016 and beyond,” Priebus said in a statement. “The work of the Growth and Opportunity Project will be critical as we move forward as a party and take our message to every American.”

Romney’s loss on Nov. 6 to President Barack Obama has left the GOP without a clear leader but with many questions about its future. Exit polls indicated Obama carried female, black, Hispanic and Asian voting blocs. He also won among voters under the age of 45 and those who lived in mid- to large-sized cities.

That adds up to a quandary for a party looking ahead at gubernatorial races next year in Virginia and New Jersey, as well as 2014′s midterm elections.

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more:

http://www.salon.com/2012/12/11/rnc_looking_into_what_went_wrong_in_2012_2/

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DonViejo Dec 2012 OP
Proud Liberal Dem Dec 2012 #1
Filibuster Harry Dec 2012 #9
OLDMDDEM Dec 2012 #2
lunatica Dec 2012 #3
wilt the stilt Dec 2012 #4
NewJeffCT Dec 2012 #5
hogwyld Dec 2012 #13
PADemD Dec 2012 #6
BlueDemKev Dec 2012 #7
Avalux Dec 2012 #8
Filibuster Harry Dec 2012 #10
TeamPooka Dec 2012 #11
DFW Dec 2012 #12
Cha Dec 2012 #14
Mr.Bill Dec 2012 #15
Third Doctor Dec 2012 #16

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 08:52 AM

1. THEY went wrong

It shouldn't be any great mystery. Their policies suck and have nothing to offer the vast majority of people in this country. They should have plenty of money to buy themselves a clue!

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 03:04 PM

9. great reply !!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 09:06 AM

2. What went wrong?

Reince Priebus was the problem. He is the worst RNC chairman I have seen since I became a politics watcher. He was obnoxious and nearly as much a liar as Romney was during the election campaign.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 09:19 AM

3. Their reptilian cerebral cortex stem will never figure it out

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 09:21 AM

4. I don't think anything went wrong

It was perfect for us. Actually, they are under the illusion that 2010 was normal. Even the pundits always talk about 2010. It was an aberration. Over 20% of the voters in that election was 65 and older. The normal number is 9%.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 10:03 AM

5. They need to nominate a "true" conservative

unlike McCain and Romney the last two presidential elections.

I'm thinking Sarah Palin/Todd Akin ticket could really rally the base and turn out the Fundamentalist base.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 06:36 PM

13. Agree, the nominee wasn't conservative enough!

I really like the tickeet you have, or better yet, to rally the mysogynist vote, maybe Akin/Mourdock. Palin for SoS, Santorum for the newly created cabinet position Minister of National Religion.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:39 AM

6. A Clue

Maybe voters looked at their Republican governors who were elected in 2010 and didn't want more of the same in the White House.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 02:02 PM

7. What went wrong? Well, let's see...

...the majority of Americans didn't agree with your extreme right-wing agenda?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 02:55 PM

8. Hahaha! I can't even read the article, the headline is so stupid.

What went wrong? Really?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 03:08 PM

10. There is one obvious answer: Getting rid of Big Bird for Rich Tax Cuts. Big Bird is popular

with Democratic as well as R families. Getting rid of him would also destroy family values.
Who would vote for a president that would send Big Bird to the unemployment line?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 05:01 PM

11. answer: Hire more Democrats. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 05:04 PM

12. Wrong ideas and wrong candidates maybe?

Just tossing ideas out there, just understand. I could be way off base.

But then, again, maybe not.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 06:47 PM

14. They might try looking up their

ass.. because that's where it all came from then and NOTHING'S CHANGED.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 08:52 PM

15. They nominated a lying, arrogant elitist prick

that's what went wrong.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 09:03 PM

16. It's obvious what went

wrong but they are too arrogant and stubborn to realize it.


1. They had a extremely bad ticket. One guy could not even act like he gave a damn about the middle class and the other is a extremist who sponsored a bill that pretty much would be a death sentence for a lot of people. They actually ran a outsourcer while we have a large unemployment rate largely due to outsourcing. That was damned stupid.

2.Extreme far right platform. They can't grasp that a woman's reproductive choices are none of their damned business.

3. Efforts to supress the vote failed and actually boosted the vote.

4. They are also rejected a path to citizenship for millions of people. Self deport?

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