Will the National GOP learn from Virginia?

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    Opinion: What GOP can learn from Cuccinelli's tanking bid in Virginia - CNN.com

    This was written before the election, but I doubt the GOP will learn a lesson. Their call now is, "But the margin wasn't as big as......"

    Actually, the GOP should have kept the Governor's mansion from all historical accounts. And they could have if they had nominated Bill Bolling the moderate Lt Gov. But the TP fanatics and the untra-right out of state money pushed for Coooooch.

    This is just a small lesson for the national GOP. Will they heed the warning or continue their march to the right?
     
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    What they should learn is that the Democrat candidates back 3rd party candidates in order to get votes away from the Republicans. Not sure what the Republicans can do on this. The green party doesn't run anymore because the DNC placated them enough that there is no incentive.

    The problem is Libertarians are fiscal conservatives but often social liberals. Not sure what the Republicans can do to absorb them into the party. Maybe being more socially liberal. That would eliminate the 3rd party vote loss for Republicans but could alienate the social conservatives.

    Maybe we can just make it illegal for either major party to financially back any 3rd party candidate but I'm sure the Democrats would work around that law.
     
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    Learn what?

    That dimocraps out-spent Republicans almost two to one?

    That dimocraps brought in dozens of National figures to campaign for McAuliffe?

    That Cuccinelli closed a 12 point gap in a matter of days with NO MONEY?

    That Cuccinelli only had 2 weeks to campaign against obamacare and the rest of the Republican party has a year until the mid-terms?

    That a dimocrap scumbag and MAJOR dimocrap bundler financed a PHONY FUCKING LIBERTARIAN to siphon votes away from Cuccinelli?

    From just a few days ago

    McAuliffe opens up double-digit lead over Cuccinelli in Virginia governor?s race - The Washington Post

    From just a few hours ago

    Election Day 2013: Results - CNN.com

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    dimocraps put everything they had in this race, complete with the usual cheating and lying. McAuliffe is a former Party Chairman and for him to lose in a Purple State would have been crippling to dimocraps.

    That he BARELY won speaks volumes. Yeah, we learned a lot.

    How'd we do in New Jersey? One of THE bluest of blue States in the Country.....
     
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    If only he was more conservative, he would have won.
     
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    look, a win is a win, no matter how much cash the other side spends, voters eventually decide ... sometimes inspite of all the backing by the sugar daddies.

    At some point you just have to conceed the inevitable - republicans are losing ground due to tactical errors; not their message.

    Their message has become a side-bar to attacking the dems and firing them up to vote against republicans.
     
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    That in a swing state, voters would rather have a corrupt Democrat has-been than a Tea Party standard-bearer.

    Reality hurts sometimes.
     
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    I am pleased to see the margin was closed 17% with only one month of the ACA stumper cluck law. With a year to digest this dung, the Americans will deliver a swift response come 2014. Unless they start handing out free stuff to the lazy, entitled, uneducated voters who are running to ACA

    -Geaux
     
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    He was out-spent nearly two to one.

    The Republican establishment ignored him and didn't help.

    He closed a 12 point gap down to ??

    dimocrap scum ran a phony libertarian backed by dimocrap money against him to siphon votes

    I'd say he did pretty good.

    And if Patriotic Americans still hold the Assembly, they can block most of the things the dimocrap scumbag wants to do anyway.

    A meaningless victory if Republicans keep the Assembly because McAuliffe will be disliked immensely for cheating
     
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    Yup, that will be the immediate response from the GOP TP types. I am sure the establishment GOP is looking at this and scratching their head trying to figure out how to get the TP from funding, supporting, and demanding extremist such as Cooooch.

    The GOP had an easy win here and they blew it with a flawed candidate. I know for a fact that the statewide Dems breathed a sign of relief when Boilling lost in the Primary.

    ARE YOU WATCHING KARL? Don't let the same thing happen in the national races in 2014 and 2016. I am not sure how you do that, but thatis not my problem....:lol:
     
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    If the GOP can't let go of the social issues and concentrate on the economy, it may as well get ready to be a localized, regional party. There are other ways to fight abortion.

    There's no excuse for losing to McCauliffe. Holy crap, one of the sleaziest politicos in the country. Yuck.

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