Trying to fight the Dems with conventional logic and sound arguments is like trying to shoot a ghost. No matter how much firepower you have, no matter how much a conventional person would be defeated, the bullets will phase through.
Mr.Hewitt, unfortunately, may very well be correct. The GOP is going to have to change gears in order to compete in this political environment. Not on immigration, racial issues, woman's issues, abortion, or whatnot, as the Dems would want you to believe; but on tactics. We are going to have to repeat, and repeat, and repeat "Spending cuts are the only way! Spending cuts are the only way! Spending cuts are the only way!", perhaps adding a bit about cutting cumbersome regulations as well.