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GOP must moderate its views to win back supporters

wednesday morning, I found myself feeling bad for both Mitt Romney and Scott Brown, even though I voted for neither of them. Both are intelligent, honest, hard-working citizens who care deeply about America’s future. They lost because of the “R” next to their names.

In different ways, both candidates had to contort their positions to respond to the increasingly conservative posture of their own political party. They both understood that overtly conforming to it would make it hard to win in races with national implications.

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