Why Romney Lost
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WHY ROMNEY LOST is a forthright analysis that offers a bold, hopeful plan for Republican success in the years ahead. David Frum urges a Republican party that is culturally modern, economically inclusive, and environmentally responsible a party that can meet the challenges of the Obama years and lead a diverse America to a new age of freedom and prosperity.
A thought provoking perspective...
I don't know whether the arguments in this short book is correct, but I do believe that the concepts and ideas offered by it must be considered.
I think the question always comes down to what it actually mean when one calls oneself conservative.
Also I am amazed how quickly it came after the election.
Why Romney Lost
Told from the perspective of a true conservative, this book is a quick, must-read for anyone interested in reviving the Republican Party and the cause of conservatism. Frum shows that the Romney defeat was actually collateral damage to the direction the Republican Party has taken as a whole. As a center-right thinking independent, I found in these pages the reasons I had trouble voting for Romney laid out for me. I believe that, while not specifically stated, the reasons Colin Powell endorsed Obama instead of Romney are also probably in these pages. I most appreciated the author's clear assessment of the role of media--especially the right-wing media--in leading the party faithful in a direction that takes them away from being a majority party. I hope that all conservatives who read this will take Frum's message to heart and will help take conservatism back to the realm of acceptability and to a meaningful voice in the changing demographics of this great nation.
Should be required reading for all conservatives
In just a few pages, Frum has clearly enunciated the life and death challenges facing the Republican Party in the 21st century. From dumping the clown show which is the Republican primaries, to abandoning policies from the Ward and June Cleaver era, to calling out talk radio and Fox News what they really (The Conservative Entertainment Complex), Frum lays out a plan that could, if adopted, make the GOP once again relevant to most Americans. The change required, though, would necessitate the repudiation of decades of echo chamber orthodoxy, inclusion of people of other races, religions, and beliefs, as well as an openness to acceptance of actual objective fact rather clinging to self-comforting familiarity. It also requires a re-wiring of the brains of millions from win-at-all-costs to actually considering the good of all Americans. That's asking a lot.