BlueCollar doesn’t presume to be politically expert in a league with NRO’s Rich Lowry and Ramesh Ponnuru, but feel they fell short of the real premise of conservatives.
Connecting the final dot is essential to complete the picture.
Paragraph 6 of their lengthy article states conservatives think they’ve lost elections because of “a lack of ideological commitment and will among Republican politicians.”
They argue that elections have been lost because “there aren’t enough conservative voters”…that it’s not a matter of “redoubling of ideological commitment, but more success at persuasion and at winning elections.”
Our contention is that ‘there aren’t enough conservative voters’ because Republican politicians lack the ideological commitment needed to persuade the electorate.
Lacking that commitment, a ‘me too’ message fails to differentiate from the Left.
Rush Limbaugh always says it best: Moderation isn’t a principle, it’s a tactic.
The final dot in the picture…
Opening the locked door to Persuasion requires the right key…and conservatives believe the principle of Ideological Commitment is that key.