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There are 74 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Nov 7, 2012, titled Gov. McDonnell Says GOP Must Broaden its Base - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and W.... In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says the Republican Party must find a way to deliver its core political message and broaden the base of voters who are willing to support GOP candidates.

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Steven

Loretto, PA

#1 Nov 7, 2012
I agree with the Governor. Bob McDonnell is a good man.
Sherlock

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Nov 7, 2012
No chit
thank you tea party!!!
Greatest holiday gift
Dude

Marshall, VA

#3 Nov 7, 2012
Thank you Governor Obvious
heh

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Nov 7, 2012
"We are going to digest this over time."
don't take too long
women and minorities aren't going away
Skink

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Nov 7, 2012
The Republicans are now saying it's Bush's fault ...lol!!
t cox

United States

#6 Nov 7, 2012
Um, I think the GOP has already communicated its core values loud and clear. The response came yesterday loud and clear. Maybe if they tried LISTENING instead of shoving antiquated ideas at us they might get a "broader base of voters".
Steven

Loretto, PA

#7 Nov 7, 2012
Bob McDonnell made a broad coalition in 2009 and won the governorship with 59 percent of the vote. We can learn from him here in Virginia.
Why

Charlottesville, VA

#8 Nov 7, 2012
47% of our binders are full of woman and i like coal
Not a Lib

United States

#9 Nov 7, 2012
I'm ready for my bailout.
Who cares about the future generation, right libs?
Be Cville

Charlottesville, VA

#10 Nov 7, 2012
Republicans should learn to direct the country with good solid plans. Their goal should be focused on what our country needs to have a good future...NOT "appeal" to the voters. I think both Obama and Romney had good plans but unfortunately...Romney seems 'unsure' with his decisions.
Obama or Romney...the senate and congress will need to work together. The PEOPLE will also need to work together and be proactive in their respective communities.
Party Pooper

Waynesboro, VA

#11 Nov 7, 2012
It's all the Tea Party's fault. Their ideas are not being accepted by the majority of the voters from either party. They come across as being too far right and not willing to even listen to the other side.
The voters across Virginia and other states want elected officials who are willing to give and make deals with their rivals
Eaglescout1984

Charlottesville, VA

#12 Nov 7, 2012
Two things worked against the Republicans:

1.) The under-educated voter. These are the voters that heard Obama say, "the rich don't may as much in taxes", "the healthcare reform act will lower healthcare costs", "The economy is strong"; and believed him at face value without ever switching off of American Idol or ESPN to read about taxes, Obamacare or the economy.

2.) The "cool" voter. Theses are the voters who saw Obama as cool, hip, exciting and a guy they would like to hang out with and saw Romeny as stuffy and boring. Obama could have said he was going to give California to Mexico and they would have still voted for him.

Unfortunately, Republicans could not change these things. However, they can change the third thing:

3.) The idiotic and mindless rants on abortion. Women do not want to hear a bunch of men talking about how they need to control a woman's body. It's stupid, it's wrong, and it losses a hell of a lot more votes than it would gain.
(BTW, I did find it ironic one of the Obama ads focused on this and actually said women would lose "healthcare choices" under Romney, when Obamacare is going to do that anyway.)
NormanT

Mesa, AZ

#13 Nov 7, 2012
No the GOP needs to run some true conservatives against the democrats. Give the country someone that shows the differences between the parties.
Yawn

Charlottesville, VA

#14 Nov 7, 2012
Eaglescout1984 wrote:
Two things worked against the Republicans:
1.) The under-educated voter.
Are you referring to the valley and SW Virginia where Romney was strongest?
NormanT

Mesa, AZ

#15 Nov 7, 2012
Eaglescout1984 wrote:
Two things worked against the Republicans:
1.) The under-educated voter. These are the voters that heard Obama say, "the rich don't may as much in taxes", "the healthcare reform act will lower healthcare costs", "The economy is strong"; and believed him at face value without ever switching off of American Idol or ESPN to read about taxes, Obamacare or the economy.
2.) The "cool" voter. Theses are the voters who saw Obama as cool, hip, exciting and a guy they would like to hang out with and saw Romeny as stuffy and boring. Obama could have said he was going to give California to Mexico and they would have still voted for him.
Unfortunately, Republicans could not change these things. However, they can change the third thing:
3.) The idiotic and mindless rants on abortion. Women do not want to hear a bunch of men talking about how they need to control a woman's body. It's stupid, it's wrong, and it losses a hell of a lot more votes than it would gain.
(BTW, I did find it ironic one of the Obama ads focused on this and actually said women would lose "healthcare choices" under Romney, when Obamacare is going to do that anyway.)
Regarding point number 2, please give California back to Mexico.
hereshow

Charlottesville, VA

#16 Nov 7, 2012
Here is how it works. Smart, educated folks voted for Obama. Uneducated, propganda gobbling, fox new watching backward folks voted for Romney. Now, it was a close election in popular vote. Scary to know almost half of the country are a bunch of uneducated gimps.
Skink

Charlottesville, VA

#17 Nov 7, 2012
hereshow wrote:
Here is how it works. Smart, educated folks voted for Obama. Uneducated, propganda gobbling, fox new watching backward folks voted for Romney. Now, it was a close election in popular vote. Scary to know almost half of the country are a bunch of uneducated gimps.
yeah, the 47% as Robme pointed out
Cvillian

Washington, DC

#18 Nov 7, 2012
Very ironic since McDonnell's anti-women rhetoric and legislation probably did more to shrink the base than anything done by anyone else in Virginia
thinking free

Charlottesville, VA

#19 Nov 7, 2012
This is landmark date in history. The Grand Ole Party is dead, never to be seen again, this election was all about demographics, something the neanderthal right refuses to address. Fine with me. How will the right change its image to compete in the future? Find some people other than old fat white guys to bring a new message? who knows, who cares.
Disillusioned

Charlottesville, VA

#20 Nov 7, 2012
heh wrote:
"We are going to digest this over time."
don't take too long
women and minorities aren't going away
Barry will just find another bunch of giveaways to buy more votes from another segment.

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