GOP: Rally the base, don’t broaden it

GOP: Rally the base, don’t broaden it

At least one Republican understands how to respond to electoral loss: You don’t morph into your opponent who beat you because it was the loss of your true identity that lost the election in the first place.

I don’t know about you, but I am impatient with those Republicans who after the last election rushed into print saying, “We must broaden the base of our party”—when what they meant was to fuzz up and blur even more the differences between ourselves and our opponents.

It was a feeling that there was not a sufficient difference now between the parties that kept a majority of the voters away from the polls. When have we ever advocated a closed-door policy? Who has ever been barred from participating?

Our people look for a cause to believe in. Is it a third party we need, or is it a new and revitalized second party, raising a banner of no pale pastels, but bold colors which make it unmistakably clear where we stand on all of the issues troubling the people?

So who is this prescient Republican? John McCain? Rudy Giuliani? Mitt Romney? Fred Thompson?

Not quite.

[Thanks to Kathy for the link.]

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