Monday, August 17, 2009

Memo to the GOP:

Gallup's out with a new poll today showing that 40% of Americans identify themselves as "conservative" or "very conservative."  That's a higher percentage than the self-identified moderates (35%) and a much higher percentage than the folks who, sadly, are still either "liberal" or "very liberal" (21%).  And conservatives outnumber liberals in all 50 states!

That should be good news for the country.  But, unfortunately, the conservative movement has not translated into a majority "Republican" country.

Why is that?  Because the Republican party has, repeatedly, abandoned conservatism.  The nomination of John McCain in 2008 was the latest example.  

So, here's the lesson that needs to be learned . . . embrace conservatism.  Stand for something other than compromise, moderation, and "reaching across the aisle," and the GOP can be a powerful force once again.

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