Romney loss rocks Republican Party

2012-12-01 21:39

Boston - Mitt Romney has been a virtual ghost since his Election Day defeat.

He's been in seclusion in Southern California for most of the time since 6 November. He surfaced only for a private lunch with US President Barack Obama at the White House on Thursday.

Romney's abrupt withdrawal from politics is creating a leadership vacuum within the Republican Party. It's left the party rudderless and in disarray during what may be the most important policy debate in a generation.

There's no shortage of Republicans manoeuvring to fill the void, from House Speaker John Boehner to former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and current New Jersey Gov Chris Christie.

Republican officials say the leadership void is par for the course after losing a presidential contest, and that it won't last long.

  • themba.maseko.568 - 2012-12-01 22:52

    DA does not get affected by losing elections. However, the difference could be that Republicans have previoulsy won elections, while the DA has never.

      grootrot.vanzyl - 2012-12-01 23:18

      The only type of election the DA has not won, is a national one.

  • Sibusiso - 2012-12-01 23:04

    Is this news?

  • craig.king.7505 - 2012-12-02 07:09

    It will be interesting to see who the Republicans put up against Hilary in 2016. There are many good young men in the Republican ranks and I do hope that Condi Rice forms part of the team. Mind you with the number of Americans receiving state handouts under Obama it may be difficult for a Republican to be elected. Obama is just borrowing at a reckless rate to buy votes with.

      amanda.victor.92 - 2012-12-02 07:42

      Rice is another RINO. The Republican's need to put a true conservative up and stick to their principles. It's because they're trying to get the moderate vote that they lost as many true conservatives didn't go and vote out of protest. By 2016 America will be in big financial trouble and will be looking for some proper leadership after another disastrous Obama stint. Hilary Clinton will be more of the same. America needs to get rid of the liberal democrat voters who just more and more government handouts and start preaching about fiscal conservatism and personal responsibility. They will get the votes if they stick to their true platform and stop trying for the moderate votes which they'll never get.

      FeebleGastro - 2012-12-02 09:49

      When you put it that way, Obama might just as well be ANC. Back to his roots, doing it the African way...

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