Sunday, February 12, 2012

Watching the Republican Party struggling to agree on a presidential candidate, one wonders whether the GOP shouldn't just sit this election out -

Their pile is out of date. The party has let itself become the captive of conflicting ideological bases: anti-abortion advocates, anti-immigration activists, social conservatives worried about the sanctity of marriage, libertarians who want to shrink government, and anti-tax advocates who want to drown government in a bathtub. just give 2012 a pass.

Until the GOP stops being radical and returns to being conservative, it won't provide what the country needs most now - competition - competition with Democrats on the issues that will determine whether we thrive in the 21st century. We need to hear conservative fiscal policies, energy policies, immigration policies and public-private partnership concepts - not radical ones. Would somebody please restore our second party? The country is starved for a grown-up debate.

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