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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Hear, hear, Mr. Hawkins! Point #1 is even more poigniant in light of Romney's loss. If you support a fiscally conservative, socially moderate/liberal guy, there was no better year for you than this year. You had Romney ( who disavowed Chick-fil-A supporters and told the Des Moines Register he would do nothing about abortion) running with the economic winds at his back. And he lost.
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