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ELECTION NIGHT: WHAT A NIGHTMARE FOR THE GOP


If you a conservative Republican, I will sum up my analysis in one word:

DISASTER

And yes, I put the word in caps for emphasis. Maybe I should have used two words:

COLOSSAL DISASTER.

Romney loses. The GOP loses seats in the Senate. Republicans barely hang on to the House. Congressman Allen West loses. Michele Bachmann is losing (as I write this). Mia Love (the supposed GOP Rock Star) lost in Utah.The Tea Party had a rough night. (Mourdock, Akin, etc.) Shall I go on?

Quick thoughts on Romney/Obama race:

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Let’s get straight to the point. He was never the right candidate. Plain and simple. The anti-Obama vote got him close but it wasn't enough. He wasn't a sweeping vision candidate. People weren't voting so much FOR Romney. People were voting more AGAINST Obama. It’s tough to win that way. He had limited appeal. The Obama campaign did a masterful job of taking his career at Bain and using it to define him early as a greedy, rich businessman. The Romney campaign didn’t fight it aggressively enough. Bad move.

Also, Romney did poorly with Hispanics. Here’s the stat of the night: Nonwhite voters turned out to vote in higher numbers than ever. They made up 21 percent of all voters. In 1996, they were just 10 percent.

Hey GOP…wake up. What is your plan to reach out to Hispanics? For the most part, they are pro-family and socially conservative so maybe the party should get to work on a strategy next week huh?

We’re still getting the evangelical numbers so we’ll have more on that late on Wednesday but it’s pretty safe to say that Mitt Romney’s problem was not with evangelicals. They did their part.

The auto bailout position killed Romney in the rust belt states of Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. He couldn’t recover.

Finally, give it up for the Obama Campaign. They have a great ground game and a likeable candidate. That’s crucial. Don’t underestimate that.

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Comments on this post

# RE: ELECTION NIGHT: WHAT A NIGHTMARE FOR THE GOP

David, I agree with some of what you've said but you've glossed over a couple of key things. a) The Romney campaign failed to hold to the center, which is always where elections are won or lost. He made the mistake McCain made by nominating a VP candidate that was too extreme in his social views, alienating all young and brown/black Republicans. b) Obama is not just a likeable candidate and a smart campaigner, he showed genuine leadership and inspired trust in his responses to Sandy and the Colorado wildfires, and in keeping the country safe for 4 years.
Left by CGB on Nov 07, 2012 4:07 AM

# RE: ELECTION NIGHT: WHAT A NIGHTMARE FOR THE GOP

this is the first place I checked this morning to learn the results of the election. Mr. Brody your observations are correct. I could cry. But I continue praising God and trusting Him. His will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.
Left by NoelB on Nov 07, 2012 5:36 AM

# RE: ELECTION NIGHT: WHAT A NIGHTMARE FOR THE GOP

YES!!! hopefully the GOP can bring somebody a little bit more convincing in 2016
Left by quirky on Nov 07, 2012 6:06 AM

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What is "likeable" about a President who is dismantling the United States Constitution? What is "likeable" about a President who has accumulated more debt than all the previous Presidents combined? Or a President who is really more interested in campaigning than running the country (oh, those executive orders are soooo convenient) Or a President who does not protect our Ambassador in Libya and 4 brave men die as a result? Or a President who LIES to the American people and to the world about his part in the tragedy that led to Bengazi? Likeable? Am I missing something?
Left by blest1 on Nov 07, 2012 10:26 AM

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I fear for America...I actually do. And I would have said this if Romney were elected as well. Anyone who was thinking Romney would have been some how America's "Savior" were decieved by this World system. (Our media, CBN included, helped in this). There was SOO precious little differance between these 2 "choices" that were held up to vote for. The Global Elete hijacked our governing bodies,Parties and Congress,both Democrats and Republicans, a while ago. Theyve been reduced to just ZOMBIE parties and "leaders"...just puppets... that just do what their told by forces higher, that pull the strings of this World. Wicked men controlled by the ruler of this World, Satan. In Israel's Biblical history, God allowed un-godly leaders and even un-godly Nations to take charge over them and even capture them because they fell asleep, allowed their standareds and morals to slide and disobedience to reign. I say this with a heavy heart....
Left by LukeB on Nov 07, 2012 11:32 AM

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... I say this with a heavy heart.... As the US will be staying the present course, Im guessing that by next year the Dollar will be so de-based that it will be taken OFF the Standard. Inflation will then skyrocket,and American JOBS will continue to be stripped away to other Nations overseas. More and more oppressive laws that hack away at Freedoms,Rights and the Constitution will be implimented. Darker days. Be wise and prepare. Stock food and nessary items. Look out for yourself and your famliy.I fear that rough times are coming. BUT MOST of all ,keep JESUS the center of your lives. Without Him, you have nothing. Please check out this link.
God Bless.
infowars. com/10-dire-consequences-of-obamas-re-election-victory/
Left by LukeB on Nov 07, 2012 11:34 AM

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David, you are part correct, it was a bad night for the neocons, not a disaster. It showed that bush/cheney extremism or for that matter any extremism is to be avoided. It showed that the government has to consider the needs of "All of the People" not only of the wealthy. President Obama has met this requirement by a far greater achievement record than any republican since the days of Teddy Roosevelt.
Left by Guy Betz on Nov 07, 2012 1:00 PM

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I wish Herman Cain would have been our man against obama. Here is a man who openly carried his faith on his shoulder, and who was not a politician.
Maybe next time, him or someone like him. We really need a few Christians back in office.
Left by SidAbma on Nov 07, 2012 6:56 PM

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David B, This article states that evangelicals did their part. Some may have but multitudes of evangelicals who believe that Mormonism is a cult would not either vote for Mitt nor could they support the bogas brand of religion Barak claims to embrace. The younger evangelicals might have been more flexible but I fear the older generation steeped in their beliefs would consider it a violation of their faith to vote for either candidate. There are those in our society for whom worship or church fellowship is an hourly weekend event. Opposed to this perspective there are those who genuinely take the bible at face value and seek to live out its principles on a daily basis. Telling those who have embraced the latter that their only choice is to vote for someone who has embraced Mormonism and is a really nice guy is a sure fire way to keep these people away from the voting booth. Is it right? Probably not. No doubt there were a plurality of things that contributed to this loss.
Left by Robert on Nov 07, 2012 8:55 PM

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I agree with David Brody - it was a disaster Tuesday night. He was right on with his article, thank you very much. Very disappointing for all of us believers, Constitutionalists, and Tea Party supporters.
We can STILL pray for our leaders, write letters, or use Facebook to contact them. We should be telling them how we feel about their policies and see then we'll see what we can do to get behind a conservative for the next election in 2016.
I for one will be praying how I can make a difference in the election. God, what should I(!) be doing.
I know there is a very good reason I get my news from CBN. Thank you for your reports and all you do!
Left by pdudley1480 on Nov 07, 2012 10:19 PM

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Well summarized David and I might add, "Oivay". Hermaine Cain summarized it well also on Fox, he said it was a vote of "popularity over substance". Well, anyway you look at it there is work to be done, right? Hopefully the conservative politicians in office will not lose focus, work hard and smart, and learn from this event, God Bless!
Left by Trust Jesus on Nov 08, 2012 1:23 AM

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I am so sad that so many in our country do not have Christian values or even any kind of moral values. No matter what, as a Christian, I do not believe that you can vote for someone that believes in abortion and for that matter, I don't believe you can vote for a democrat as that is part of their platform. Non the less, as Christians, we are commanded to pray for our leaders and The Lord convicted me today on the fact that I pray for obama and his group all the time, but not with a heart that truly wanted to pray for them. I am going to be praying for a huge revival in the Democrat party and that is what will truly change our nation!!! I believe the election was stolen and so I am also praying that the things in hidden in the dark will be brought to light!!! And for the revival!!! No matter what, Romney has a Godly character and believes and lives according to our Christian values!!! He also is the person that could lead us out of debt- obama will not and cannot,even if he wanted to!!!
Left by corky on Nov 08, 2012 1:35 AM

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Agreed. The GOP does need to wake up. I disagree that inroads are not being made, however. Are you speaking of the real Tea Party or the co-opting franchise of the Tea Party that felt a threat in the last election and undermined the Ron Paul Revolution candidates? We didn't go away, thanks to us, held the House by WINNING. Thomas Massie, Justin Amash, Kerry Bentivolio, - and then others like Ted Cruz...all endorsed by Campaign for Liberty, a.k.a. Paul.

Plain and simple: the GOP had more interest in party preservation than what was good for the nation. The grass roots is behind Paul and he polled better than Obama or Romney with Independents. The GOP got behind the WRONG candidate. They cheated Paul and his delegates out of precinct wins, and a nomination from the floor in Tampa. With 50 million eligible voters that are not registered to vote, the dwindling struggle between the two-headed monster is telling. Fewer vote, and when they do, it is become the lesser of two evils.
Left by pdubya on Nov 08, 2012 11:03 AM

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If the Hispanics are profamily and socialy conservatives didnt they have to hugely compromise that to vote for Obama? Didnt they have to look way beyond all of those important issues to vote for Obama? Someone who is agressivly against their faith and values and the freedom they came here to enjoy? Maybe partly because Romney ignored those issues and didnt want to acknowlege those of us who care about them but at least they are still in the republican platform granted on the last paige allong with GOD and Israel.Maybe they and all who cherish freedom and liberty grated to us by GOD should come in to the only party that still acknowleges these things and stengthen it from inside. also the USA is not a buisness its nutty to think we need a buisnessmn to run a nation. We need inteligent ppl with decent human values and charicter. there are a few of them left but would they want to go against the media dems and the GOP? Trust in GOD
Left by kelly on Nov 08, 2012 1:11 PM

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Actually those of us that love the Lord in spirit and in truth have a big problem with Akin & company and the fact that those anti-women comments weren't rebuked by my colleagues a/k/a conservative republicans was a major blow to our chances of winning. We looked like idiots while not correcting what was wrong in our party.
Left by Abasi on Nov 08, 2012 3:10 PM