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Bell's Postulate: How To Rescue The GOP From The Grave Karl Rove Is Digging For It

sahlberg Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 6:52 PM
You state that libertarians are the swing vote. It seems to me that social conservatives are at least as much of a swing vote. Many of them can't abandon their socially conservative principles fast enough when the democrats promise them free stuff.

Is the GOP going the way of the Whigs? And, if so, can a new enthusiastic determination to defend our Constitutional rights save it?

Jeffrey Bell, policy director for the American Principles Project (which this columnist professionally advises), presents a compellingly grim scenario in a recent column, entitled Losing Streak: The Democratic Ascendency and Why It Happened, in The Weekly Standard.

Bell was one of the key intellectual architects of the Reagan-era Republican ascendancy. On top of his important work for Reagan and his own U.S. Senate race, Bell’s greatest impact may have been that of his role as one...