The Corner

Why Do 42 Percent of Voters Not Know Obamacare Exists?

Stanley, in addition to all of the points you mention below, there’s a more important answer: because Romney and other Republicans did not run on opposing Obamacare.

The silent “truce” strategy stretched way out from gay marriage and abortion to all other issues.

You cannot win politically on substance if you don’t run on issues. The silent strategy will always fail the GOP.

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The Blackface Party

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