Why Republicans didn't win in 2012

Article subtitle: 
GOP will keep losing if it doesn't learn these lessons
Article author: 
Phyllis Schlafly
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Article date: 
14 August 2013
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National News
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At last Republicans can read a coherent explanation of why they didn’t win in 2012, despite high unemployment and a dismal economy, the unpopularity of Obamacare, and many scandals such as Fast and Furious. Best-selling author Dr. Jerome Corsi, who spent three weeks traveling with the Mitt Romney campaign, listening to every stump speech, gives us an inside look at the cockiness and mistakes of Romney’s staff in a new book called “What Went Wrong.”

The official Republican Party’s analysis of the election was issued last June by RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. It was so self-serving and inadequate that it was dubbed an autopsy, i.e., the dissection of a dead body.

The Republican Party is not dead, but it is bleeding from the mistakes and prejudices of the high-dollar establishment that shrinks from dealing with the social, moral and job-loss issues that concern the grassroots. The establishment inflicted us with another centrist loser in the model of John McCain and Bob Dole.

Corsi quotes Romney’s chief campaign strategist, Stuart Stevens, as pontificating on the last plane fight of the 2012 campaign that he was confident Romney would win because “a positive campaign message trumps a good ground game every time.” Wrong. Obama’s first-rate ground game, facilitated by technology that actually worked, trumped whatever Romney had to offer.