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Opinion

November 13, 2012

Republicans let others define them

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Scott Brown never clearly defined himself. Great, he’s an independent thinker. Loves the women’s rights movement and put as much space between himself and the conservatives as possible. He wasn’t going to get the Democrats’ vote. Period. Scott Brown and Mitt Romney not only didn’t solidify

their base supporters but in some cases went out of their way to push them away. I know we all know the old saying, the fox that chases two rabbits catches neither.

No, for the Republican Party to regain the White House, we need leadership that will proudly stand up and say, this is who I am. Leadership that will excite and energize: willing people to follow them. Not leadership that needs to be pushed along reluctantly. Leaders like Marco Rubio and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal.

The Grand Old Party took one on the nose, but unless we acquiesce to the wishes of the liberals, will again be successful. Obama, contrary to what the media is saying, did not get a mandate. He won by a very low margin. He would have lost if the 3 million Republicans had made it to the polls. Fifty-two percent of Americans still want Obamacare repealed. Most Americans don’t want the United Nations dictating to us what is good or bad about our Constitution. We just need to get past the liberal rhetoric and not be distracted by people who don’t have our best interests at heart. Failure is only failure if one doesn’t get back up and fight again. I guess I’m feeling better now.

Marshall Maguire

Salisbury

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