An analysis of what we did wrong and what we need to do to win.
Sometimes I ask myself whether Republicans really want to win. I certainly did that in 2008 when Sen. John McCain challenged then-Sen. Barack Obama. I asked myself that again in 2012 when early on it was obvious Gov. Mitt Romney would be our nominee.
The difference between those races is that Romney eventually earned sincere support from the base. I came to view his understanding of global finance as a critical skill necessary to restore U.S. economic freedom.
I also had to acknowledge a couple of negatives.