2012 U.S. Presidential Election

GOP positioned well

Republicans are in a good position to take back the White House in 2016 if they expand upon the successful strategy they used to gain control of the Senate last week. Whether they are able to do that, however, remains to be seen. The 2014 election differed from a few of the more recent elections for the GOP because the establishment didn't back the extreme candidates whose gaffs and missteps cost them votes. There were no comments on the campaign trail from GOP candidates about how women can "shut down" pregnancy in cases of "legitimate rape." Missouri Congressman Todd Akin lost his 2012 Senate bid when he made that remark. We didn't hear about any GOP...