This is a very difficult time for a lot of people. Romney is a good man and was a wonderful candidate. For him not to win is a tragedy for our nation. The fact that Obama ran such a small campaign with so many controversies and so much name-calling and that he could win re-election tells me that this country was destined to vote for Obama all along, no matter what. Maybe it is because Obama is black (which I believe is a primary reason for his first and second election. Nobody this incompetent could hold the presidency unless there was some other reason bringing people to the polls). Maybe it is because Latinos bought into his bribe on immigration. Maybe it is because women bought into his bribe on contraception.
My heart breaks for this nation. We chose a weaker path. Our economy makes us weaker, our foreign policy makes us weaker, our faith in government makes us weaker. And, we are choosing this through our democratic process.
I hate to discuss strategy so soon since we in a period of mourning, but very soon it will be time to decide how to move forward as a Party. This will be important since we need to go big or we will lose. We must go big. So, here are some thoughts as we move forward:
3) The House GOP needs to hold steady. We are VERY lucky to still have a GOP House. And, at this point, we have nothing to lose. We already lost the election. So, we need to stand strong and stop as much of the Obama agenda as possible.
5) We need to support other private organizations, like non-profits that support pro-life or small government or family issues. The organizations create research, hire lawyers, organize citizens, and facilitate many other activities that further our causes.
7) We have to explain the merits of small government better. Saying that you support small government doesn't translate to people that don't understand its merit. We have to find a way to explain to people what this is and why it is important.
8) We should NOT compromise our values. I know a lot of moderates will say we didn't pivot to the center enough. But, we have to stand by our values and help people understand the merits of these values. Walking away from them would be the death of our party and the death of this country. Messaging is important. Reaching out is important. But, abandoning who we are cannot be an option.
One more note:
We need to get everything out of the Supreme Court that we can now. Let’s face it, we have two GOP-leaning justices who are ageing and may not be able to remain on the Court throughout an entire Obama presidency. Allowing Obama to replace either of them would be a disaster. We need to start praying for their health and getting as many cases to the Court now as possible. Obamacare was found constitutional, but there are many parts of this mammoth law that would win in a battle. This could be in the end the most tragic consequence of electing Obama to a second term.