I am a conservative Army Veteran enjoying your show,EXCEPT when you interviewedTodd Akin. Akin appears now to be one self-centered arrogant veteran politician who put his own self-aggrandizement ahead of ourcountry. PLEASE DO NOT EVERallow this man on the show again. Thank you. Roger Kent
The other night you seem to be trying to figure out why Romney lost.If you think the only thing this election was about was rejecting Mitt Romney, his policies and the economy, you are focusing on a series of events instead of the larger social and demographic context. By not considering this context you would be making the same mistake Romney and the republicans made. Let me explain.
I have been following the campaign daily for at least the last eleven months. Whenever I saw the republicans and their supporter’s, diversity was missing. The crowds were or seemed to be 99% white. The unspoken visual message about who the republicans appeared to be spoke louder than any thing they said. Obviously, they are not interested in diversity. If Obama realized that he could not get elected without a diverse coalition; why didn’t Romney? Maybe he didn’t realize that most Americans now live in the major urban centers and their surrounding suburban towns. Maybe he didn’t realize that large numbers of the people in these suburban towns have migrated from urban centers carrying with them a basic familiarity and comfort with diversity. Maybe he didn’t realize that this is a large, growing, and diverse group. Maybe he didn’t realize that there is a large population of young voters who have grown up in urban–suburban centers and who live and breathe diversity and expect to see it. These young voters listen to the same music, wear the same clothes, and date across culture and racial lines. Since they fly below the radar communicating by text, E-mail and cell phones maybe his pollsters missed them. However they saw the campaign and got the unspoken message. He had to realize that most Americans saw the same images I saw. Maybe he didn’t realize who most Americans are. Maybe he didn’t know that the social and demographic context of the country has changed. Maybe the republicans just didn’t care.
The America of 2012 is not the America of 1980. The America 2030 will not be the America of 2012. This country is a living, breathing organism. It grows and evolves. We must trust the values illuminated in the Declaration of Independence and codified in the Constitution to keep us headed in the right direction. We must recognize who we are at any given moment in time and live up to those values. Ideally if the election of Obama has taught us anything, it is that the changing social and ethnic demographics of this country will no longer allow a person to be elected to the office of the president without wide based diverse support. More importantly, what is the unspoken message about America when the cultural, social and racial demographics of the country are circumvented during a national election? John R. GradyHopewell Junction N.Y figure out why Romney lost.
This is a little long and I apologize for it. But this impacted me so much before the election that it prepared me for this Republican defeat.
"Brethren, our preaching will bear its legitimate fruits. If morality prevails in the land, the fault is ours in a great degree. If there is a decay of conscience, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the public press lacks moral discrimination, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the church is degenerate and worldly, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the world loses its interest in religion, the pulpit is responsible for it. If satan rules in our halls of legislation, the pulpit is responsible for it. If our politics become so corrupt that the very foundations of our government are ready to fall away, the pulpit is responsible for it."
"Let us not ignore this fact, my brethren; but let us lay it to heart and be thoroughly awake to our responsibility in respect to the morals of this nation."
"The church must take right ground in regards to politics. Politics are part of a religion in a country as this and Christians must do their duty to their country as a part of their duty to God."
"God will bless or curse this nation according to the course Christians take in politics." - Rev. Charles Finney
Governor, thank you for your words of wisdom. I felt so much better after listening to you.
I am a Hispanic conservative Republican and I feel strongly that it would be a mistake to abandon our conservative principles. We don't need two Democratic parties.
What we need are young, articulate, bold conservatives to deliver our message of fiscal and personal responsibility. We need leaders who think and speak like you, Governor (I know the election results would have been a lot different had you been our nominee.) When I think of our party’s new young leaders such as Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Paul Ryan, Susana Martinez, Kelly Ayotte, Nikki Haley, John Thune, Scott Walker, and so many others, my despair from election night turns into unlimited optimism at the thought of the opportunities that await our party and our nation.
We need to campaign EVERYWHERE. We need to share our message of hope and prosperity with EVERYONE, especially people in the inner cities and urban areas of this nation who are desperate for that kind of message.
We don’t need to change our message – we just need better messengers.
I believe Mr. Romney is still a fantastic man, and would have been good as our President.The reason the Democrats want to approve immigration reform is to open the gates onto a one party system without a GOP party. I will never apologize in being a christian and have a faith in the Bible from cover to cover? The liberal party is becoming a party of anything goes and laws of man, not anymore fearing following God's laws? This is what happened to the Roman Empire, it became politically correct where everything goes as in the days of Noah's and and God destroyed the sinful generation? But as Jesus says "with God everything is possible"!! My hope, my prayer.....