Over a week has passed since the November 6th disaster and we've all heard the panic from the long-time Republican leaders who trot out the same ideas about dumping conservative ideas because they drag down the "enlightened" part of the Grand Old Party! Basically the same thing the liberals are suggesting the GOP do.
But, not so quick folks. Here's a little insight from Erick Erickson of RedState, who admits there are problems that need fixing in the GOP, but not what the Lefties want conservatives and Republicans to think:
Do we know what the problems really are? No. Not Yet. Before the GOP takes a full drift left or starts throwing people overboard, perhaps we should analyze the actual loss.
For example? Remember that gender gap? Actually, black women went overwhelmingly for Barack Obama as most black voters do. Remove them from the equation and Romney won women handily. So was it a gender gap or the black voter gap that caused the “gender gap” talking point?
Do you know that the auto bailout might not have been what caused Romney to lose Ohio? Turns out black voters voted in record high numbers and Romney’s campaign failed to turn out an offsetting array of voters who turned out for John McCain.
Many of the people offering major solutions for the GOP, from amnesty to embracing abortion, are talking out of their rear ends — flying blind in a torrent of data, much of which has yet to be processed. This is an analysis that will take months, not weeks. It’s no reason to throw out long held planks of the platform, let alone principles that have served the party well and paint a clear contrast with Democrats.
We should realize we know what the unknowns are and need to now learn them.
About the only thing we do know right now is that Karl Rove’s Crossroads PAC failed to deliver and now wants to fight conservatives in primaries despite major losses by lots of candidates he was cool with this time around, Romney got taken to the cleaners by a lot of failed consultants, and if the GOP doesn’t rub itself in alcohol its consultant class of leeches will continue sucking the party to failure.