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It’s the data, stupid -- GOP can't let loyalty and power trump innovation

CnonCnon member
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edited August 2013 in Politics & Current Events

Mitt Romney's loss last November precipitated acknowledgement within the GOP of the vast œdigital divide between the Democratic and Republican parties, and the role it plays in driving election outcomes. 

The GOP's technological shortfalls have been well documented and widely discussed by pundits and political operatives, including the party's own leadership. In fact, the RNC's 2012 post-mortem, the Growth & Opportunity Project, identified a lack of relevant data and analytics as a primary reason for Republican losses in 2012.





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Re: It’s the data, stupid -- GOP can't let loyalty and power trump innovation

  • I think it had more to do with their policies and unappealing candidates more so than data and analytics. That said, I've read several articles praising the communications and data teams of the DNC in 2012 and I do think it helped us excite and reach members of the base and others. I guess what I'm trying to say, though, is that you can have all the data and analytics you want but if your core policies and outlook don't appeal to the majority of voters, you will never win.
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  • you know what I think?  Mitt was not conservative enough for all the republicans to come out and vote for him.  There were so many republicans that didn't vote for him, so I guess they were ok that obama got re-elected.  I honestly believe that they need to get a super republican candidate to win next time.  I have also decided that I'm an independent voter and wish there would be a candidate that would appeal to both sides.  I'm kinda done with the political games.
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  • Well, even Chris Matthews (for what it's worth) is predicting the GOP is going to do an about face in 2016.

    “I believe the Republican party is going to go hard-right in 2016,” Mr. Matthews said Wednesday on MSNBC. “It’s going to someone from the growing hard-right wing of the party, something it hasn’t done since 1980.”



  • I think that would be a disaster for your party. But I don't want your party to prevail in 2016 so I'm going to say "go for it! Sounds like a brilliant idea" ;)
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  • I think that would be a disaster for your party. But I don't want your party to prevail in 2016 so I'm going to say "go for it! Sounds like a brilliant idea" ;)
    I'm kinda thinking that's the same reason Chris Matthews mentioned it.   ;)
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  • I think that would be a disaster for your party. But I don't want your party to prevail in 2016 so I'm going to say "go for it! Sounds like a brilliant idea" ;)
    I'm kinda thinking that's the same reason Chris Matthews mentioned it.   ;)
    I think its the only way to get the conservatives to come out and vote.  I guess we shall all see what happens.  I just hope it's not a chris christie nomination.  
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  • vlagrl29 said:
    I think that would be a disaster for your party. But I don't want your party to prevail in 2016 so I'm going to say "go for it! Sounds like a brilliant idea" ;)
    I'm kinda thinking that's the same reason Chris Matthews mentioned it.   ;)
    I think its the only way to get the conservatives to come out and vote.  I guess we shall all see what happens.  I just hope it's not a chris christie nomination.  

    Would someone PLEASE ell me what is the appeal of this aszhat?
  • vlagrl29 said:
    I think that would be a disaster for your party. But I don't want your party to prevail in 2016 so I'm going to say "go for it! Sounds like a brilliant idea" ;)
    I'm kinda thinking that's the same reason Chris Matthews mentioned it.   ;)
    I think its the only way to get the conservatives to come out and vote.  I guess we shall all see what happens.  I just hope it's not a chris christie nomination.  

    Would someone PLEASE ell me what is the appeal of this aszhat?
    I think Chris Christie has lost his appeal to most republican voters.  Chris Matthews was speaking of Rand Paul.  Who, although a Tea Party favorite, embodies a more libertarian philosophy than an establishment GOP philosophy.  I would vote for Rand.
  • vlagrl29 said:
    I think that would be a disaster for your party. But I don't want your party to prevail in 2016 so I'm going to say "go for it! Sounds like a brilliant idea" ;)
    I'm kinda thinking that's the same reason Chris Matthews mentioned it.   ;)
    I think its the only way to get the conservatives to come out and vote.  I guess we shall all see what happens.  I just hope it's not a chris christie nomination.  

    Would someone PLEASE ell me what is the appeal of this aszhat?
    I think Chris Christie has lost his appeal to most republican voters.  Chris Matthews was speaking of Rand Paul.  Who, although a Tea Party favorite, embodies a more libertarian philosophy than an establishment GOP philosophy.  I would vote for Rand.
    I honestly don't know much about him , but based on what you said I need to.  Sounds like someone I might like since my views have changed a bit.
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  • CnonCnon member
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    vlagrl29 said:
    I think that would be a disaster for your party. But I don't want your party to prevail in 2016 so I'm going to say "go for it! Sounds like a brilliant idea" ;)
    I'm kinda thinking that's the same reason Chris Matthews mentioned it.   ;)
    I think its the only way to get the conservatives to come out and vote.  I guess we shall all see what happens.  I just hope it's not a chris christie nomination.  

    Would someone PLEASE ell me what is the appeal of this aszhat?
    I think Chris Christie has lost his appeal to most republican voters.  Chris Matthews was speaking of Rand Paul.  Who, although a Tea Party favorite, embodies a more libertarian philosophy than an establishment GOP philosophy.  I would vote for Rand.

    Since Rand called him the King of Bacon and he's now an Obama loving RINO, I have NO RESPECT FOR HIM NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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  • I don't get the King of Bacon thing.  What does that mean? Although, I don't get Rand Paul or why anyone would like him, so there is that too.  

    And @Cnon, do you happen to be related to someone named Cats? You have a similar posting style. 
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  • http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/30/rand-paul-chris-christie-bacon_n_3679476.html
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) fired the latest shot on Tuesday in an escalating feud with Chris Christie, calling the New Jersey Governor the "king of bacon," a reference to what Paul believes is a poor record on government spending.

    “This is the king of bacon talking about bacon,” Paul said of Christie.

    The comment came during an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, during which Paul accused Christie of sucking up government funds for hurricane relief aid without pushing for offsets to expenditures like foreign aid. 
  • http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/30/rand-paul-chris-christie-bacon_n_3679476.html
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) fired the latest shot on Tuesday in an escalating feud with Chris Christie, calling the New Jersey Governor the "king of bacon," a reference to what Paul believes is a poor record on government spending.

    “This is the king of bacon talking about bacon,” Paul said of Christie.

    The comment came during an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, during which Paul accused Christie of sucking up government funds for hurricane relief aid without pushing for offsets to expenditures like foreign aid. 
    I think I know who he is now.  Did they recently get in a tift, going back and forth with insults?

    missy - you crack me up. Does RINO stand for something or is it just a reference.
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  • RINO = Republican in Name Only
  • Ahhh! Thanks for the clarification @cicnychick35.  

    It's kind of hard to believe he wasn't also making an undercover crack at his weight though.  

    It also makes me not like Rand Paul even more.  The people affected by Sandy pay taxes just like everyone else.  They are entitled to relief.  As a Governor, how is it Christie's responsibility to make suggestions for cuts in the federal budget? I don't like him, but asking for federal funds to help his state recover is part of doing his job as Governor.  It sounds like Paul was really posturing with that one. Rand is already gearing up for 2016, eh? 
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