Mr. Buchanan in a suprisingly sober language paintsa grim picture for the GOP's future. However, with a flawed anaylsis and an even more flawed suggestion on how to solve it, he misses opprtunities for a right of center GOP.
"Once the principled position is yielded, where do we draw the line? At what point does constant accommodation cause True Believers to depart?"
Mr. Buchanan, was Richard Nixon's majority really based on "principled positions"? I remember very well the Reagan wing of the GOP chafing under Nixonian pragmatism. While touting law and order, Mr. Nixon was far more liberal in domestic social programs than the current president. Nixon might have worried about abortion allowing more permissiveness but in case of rape