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Mitt Romney's loss creates GOP leadership vacuum

Party officials are optimistic that a team of younger and more diverse leaders, drawn from the ranks of governors and Congress, will emerge in the coming months to help strengthen and unify what is now a party grappling with its identity. That list includes Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, and Govs. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Nikki Haley of South Carolina.

The GOP was in disarray following its 2006 showing, searching for a new path and leader at a time when President George W. Bush was deeply unpopular.

Arizona Sen. John McCain, the 2008 presidential nominee, briefly assumed control of a party that he long had criticized, but it never really warmed to him. He lost to Obama, and shortly after that, the party turned to an African-American official, Michael Steele, to serve as its chief spokesman. But the decision was widely seen as a mistake, as Steele, a former Maryland lieutenant governor, presided over major financial problems as head of the Republican National Committee.


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ecorob's picture

creates vacuum?

the gop has been in a vacuum since 2008 when they refused to accept the conservative's wish for a Ron Paul candidacy!

mccain, sanitorium, bachmann, cain, grinch, romnie...ALL LOSERS!

the vacuum is longstanding!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

You read my mind

The existence of the current GOP is a vacuum!

Not sure where to post this article

but it's the best article on the topic of GOP viability I've read in a long time.

"It’s worth recalling that there was a Whig president, Millard Fillmore, sitting in the White House on March 4, 1853. And yet within one presidential election cycle, by 1856, the party was dead. So the Republicans need to understand just how quickly political extinction can happen."

Rest here: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/11/30/Can-the-R...

There is no leadership

There is no leadership vacuum.
The central committee has consolidated "leadership" nicely in Tampa. No more pesky elections.
They will pick another puppet for the right hand soon enough, not to worry...

“Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian.” ― Henry Ford.

ecorob's picture

and we, the people will rejoice...

as their "new" puppet goes down in flames!

now, let's educate some neodems!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

LOL Rubio, the guy who voted

LOL Rubio, the guy who voted no to prohibiting detention of Americans without a trial. Not a chance. I would actively campaign against that joke.

Blessings )o(

Boehner is Pathetic

He's technically the leader, in the House, the only place where GOP matters.

Yet, he has no idea what to do?

Dumb Republicans.

Beware of wolves in sheep's clothing.

Beware of wolves in sheep's clothing. I smell another matrix program coming with fake liberty candidates and typical GOP talk radio pundits sounding like Ron Paul.

It's very important to push on, to educate and inform the masses, to expose them all.

...........and the revolution continues.

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be waiting!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.