Romney Blasted After Loss for Not Campaigning as Conservative

WASHINGTON – Conservative leaders are steaming that Republicans failed to make President Obama a one-term president and are criticizing Mitt Romney for not pursuing a conservative enough agenda in the presidential race.

At a news conference at the National Press Club the day after the election, Richard A. Viguerie, the chairman of ConservativeHQ.com, even called for the removal of Republican leaders like RNC chairman Reince Priebus, National Republican Senatorial Committee chairman John Cornyn, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner.

“Republican leaders behind the epic election failure of 2012 should be replaced with leaders more in tune to the conservative base of the Republican party,” he said.

Viguerie also argued that Romney aides including Ed Gillespie, Stuart Stevens, Neil Newhouse and even unaffiliated Republican strategist Karl Rove “should never be hired to run or consult on a national campaign again.”

As for Romney not campaigning conservatively enough, Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List, says the Republican nominee should not have shied away from a debate on social issues.

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  • Patty

    Romney did a marvelous job and I salivated at the thought that he and Ann would restore grace and dignity to the White House which has been cheapened and denigrated for the past four years. Half of this nation was for him but the other half won through a variety of nefarious activities and I suspect we will hear a great deal about voter fraud which actually happened in this race as time goes on. I fault Romney for only one thing: Not eviscerating his opponent for Bengazi as I deemed it his greatest weapon and he did not use it.