Win, lose or draw, we're always supposedly hitting a tipping point where social issues just no longer work for the Republican Party. At first glance, this would appear to be a rather puzzling sentiment. After all, in 2010, despite the fact that the GOP was just as socially conservative as we were this year, the Republican Party had its best year in half a century. Furthermore, in 2008 and 2012, the GOP lost despite running moderate candidates who were soft on social issues and who barely brought them up at all. If anything, you'd think that seeing two non-social conservatives...
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If we had run a social issues candidate, like Rick Santorum, and lost, that would be one thing for the establishment RINO's to be talking this way, but Romney was weak on both marriage and sanctity of life, and never really even mentioned either issue. If anything, we should be talking about running a strong social issues candidate in 2016, and dispense once and for all with this stupid notion of trying to be Democrat-lite. When given a choice between a RINO and a Democrat, voters invariably choose the Democrat. We need to give them a choice between a strong principled conservative and a Democrat, and my guess is that you'll see Reagan-esque victories as far as the eye can see.
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