I really think that the GOP became the majority party in Texas by
absorbing the tory Democrats. There are a lot of big-government voters
who are anti-abortion. Calling them the religious right only proves the
validity of the Advocates' chart. The political spectrum is more than
one-dimensional. Still, I question whether we can
ever sell what we are without being up front about what that is. What is
important is to not add to the RLC message any personal baggage we
individually carry that
may get in the way of making converts.
.......... john p ...............
> It is very true that degrees of "conservatism" are apparent in
> different regions, and it is vital not to alienate unnecessarily (not
> that alienation is ever necessary, but it is sometimes unavoidable).
> So, we approach our audiences differently in different states. We need
> to study and understand the Republicans we each must work with. And
> they change over time, like bananas ripening on the shelf.
I'm a libertarian by logical necessity because I'm a Christian.