Goldberg is wrong, republicans are too compassionate. To defeat democrats you must be as nasty, stubborn and outspoken as they are. Assert your beliefs, not apologize for them. The general public is too stupid to understand GDP, deficits and foreign policy, tell them gas was $1.89 when Bush left office and it is now $3.50 and they can understand that. They don't care about anything that doesn't directly affect their pocketbooks.