Yes, it was a disappointing loss, even a bitter one. The wrong man won the presidency, despite an awful track record in office and a divisive campaign driven by big falsehoods and small ideas. But that’s the risk of democracy. Mitt Romney was the better man and didn’t quite make it. The 2012 election was not the first time the nation has seen such an outcome, and it won’t be the last, either.
America is a resilient country. It has the power to bounce back from adversity with amazing speed when the right leaders come along. And fortunately, the Republican Party survived the debacle of 2012 in good enough shape to produce them next time. We explore the state of the GOP during the latest broadcast of “Italian Tomatoes” on Blog Talk Radio.
When one compares the 2012 saga to other elections, and then considers our success in miniaturizing any claim of an Obama mandate while winning another House majority, things start looking up. Then there is the Republican hold on the statehouses, always a key indicator of any party’s future political health. If we learn from the mistakes of 2012 and above all concentrate on improving our message, we can get it all done in 2014 and 2016. Tune in for a more upbeat discussion than a good many you have been hearing!