11-15-2012 09:42 AM #1
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"a very serious proctology exam" for the GOP. Governors let it all out.
What a MOPE!
The failed GOP presidential hopeful's candid assessment of why he lost the race, which he offered on conference calls with donors yesterday, instantly drew a sharp rebuke from Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal who called Romney's take "absolutely wrong."
"I don't think that represents where we are as a party and where we're going as a party," Jindal, a potential 2016 GOP presidential contender, said. "If we're going to continue to be a competitive party and win elections on the national stage and continue to fight for our conservative principles, we need two messages to get out loudly and clearly: One, we are fighting for 100 percent of the votes, and secondly, our policies benefit every American who wants to pursue the American dream."
Back at the gathering of governors in Las Vegas, former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour didn't mince words, calling for a "brutally honest assessment of what we did," and recommending a "a very serious proctology exam" for the GOP.
While his Republican counterparts were recommending the political equivalent of a colonoscopy for their party, Romney ended the conference call with donors yesterday on a wistful note.
"We're still having a hard time, just contemplating what could have been versus what is, and it just doesn't seem real, we're still in the stage of denial at my house," Romney said chuckling. "We still think the campaign is still going!“Whatever you do, strive to do it so well that no man living and no man dead, and no man yet to be born can do it any better.”
11-15-2012 10:59 AM #2
I have to say I agree with both Romney/Jindal. What Romney said does no good in trying to bridge the gap with the left and right. He lost because he was a poor candidate to combat Obama.
However, what he says has a lot of truth to it. How else does one draw in 93% of the black vote and majorities of the hispanic/youth/gay vote? He pandered to them. But it can be argued that is how a politician wins....by pandering. Can fault the player for playing the game!
So I'm neutral on this one.
11-15-2012 12:28 PM #3
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Let's include the fact that Obama had a smarter ground game from the git go and the Romney team were so confident they had it locked up from the git go. Let's not cout out the American people. The republicans looked down a deep well thinking they were seeing Jesus and it was only their own Reflection.“Whatever you do, strive to do it so well that no man living and no man dead, and no man yet to be born can do it any better.”