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On Election Day 2012 Mit Romney awakened to the belief that he was going to be elected president. So thought many others, including Rush Limbaugh and myself. Later that day disaster struck, leaving many of us bewildered.
Jerome Corsi has analyzed the disaster in his book "What Went Wrong?" Corsi says Romney lost because Republicans failed to energize their base.
Others agree. Rush Limbaugh says some 5 million people voted for McCain but not for Romney. Mike Huckabee says if 10% more conservatives had voted in 2012, Romney would have won.
The lesson is that to win in 2014 Republicans must energize their base.
How do we energize the base? Ted Cruz & Rand Paul say we energize the base by standing on principle, not chasing demographics.
Eschew demographics; pursue principle!
This means Republicans should not be asking, "How do we get the blue-eyed vote...the brown-eyed vote...the green-eyed vote?" . To the contrary, Republicans should ask "what are the principles that resonate with our base?" A working guide to those principles can be found in the Republican platform. Here is a short list of these principles: