The biggest problem the Republican Party faces is not uninspiring candidates or unsound tactics. It is unpopular ideas.
This reality was brought home in last month's election. It's playing out in the struggle over how to avoid the "fiscal cliff." And we'll see it again in coming fights over immigration, entitlements, inequality and a host of other issues. Here's the sad thing: Republicans get this stuff so wrong that Democrats aren't even forced to go to the trouble of getting it right.
There will be those who doubt the sincerity of my advice to the GOP, since my standing as a conservative is -- justifiably -- less than zero. But I've always believed in competition, if only to prevent liberals from becoming lazy and unimaginative. One could argue that this is already happening.
keyboard shortcuts: V vote up article J next comment K previous comment