Chip. Wrote:
Nov 27, 2012 3:54 AM
I am not aware of the "case for purging social conservatism from the Republican Party", but perhaps the author of this column is suggesting that we should just get used to the Akin and Mourdock type of quotations, because the number of times they will recur will not get any less, and Republicans need social conservatives. I'd rather like to think that we just had a couple of social conservative candidates who made bad mistakes in their choices of words during recent months and the socially conservative movement won't make the same mistakes again. If you don't know enough to avoid saying things that will offend most people listening to you, and so lose your election, what is the point of your cause?