Have you ever noticed how humans tend to think about political candidates and parties only by what is currently in the news? This is a problem for the GOP, because liberals control the news. For example, it seems everyone has forgotten that Romney, during his 2008 run, spoke multiple times about his faith. It's still on record. It is not recalled. Certainly not in liberal media.
How many people remember Obama for his slimy campaigns against Illinois politicians? Not many. If they ever knew. Not being widely publicized by liberal news media.
During the beginning of the 2012 GOP primary races, I couldn't believe that people could be so forgiving of Newt Gingrich. He's completely unelectable because he's twice divorced, was unfaithful, and he'd be up against Obama, who makes a living out of smearing divorced opponents! Most people didn't remember, however. It doesn't matter how good a politician you are if you have baggage and are Republican. The media is not on your side. Ironically, it is Newt Gingrich who made the most of that fact in the primaries.
Why do you think the adage "If you forget history, you are doomed to repeat it" has so much weight? Because it's true. This is precisely why there is value in scriptures for the religious and a good memory or archival system in politics.
Rush Limbaugh is the success he is because he remembers everything. Really, everything. He has an astonishing memory. It enables him to piece together patterns of behavior, political agendas, and get to the heart of each matter. Give him a listen for a week or two and you'll see what I mean.
We can do worse than to listen to those who remember or develop our own memories, and especially look for politicians who don't avoid the past or distort it - their own pasts and that of America. Which means, of course, that you must study it yourself so you know how to judge. Remember that.
P.S. Ann Coulter's article this week touches upon exactly this theme with many examples of liberally fact-changed historical events. Perfect timing!