I appeared on Newsmax TV today to talk about the role of the so-called “social conservatives” in presidential election. I’ve said for a long time that they cost the Republican Party votes by making the GOP candidates appear out of touch with real life in America today. Whatever votes they bring when they force candidates to subscribe to their doctrine are lost, and then some, when mainstream Americans find their candidates unacceptable.
I believe that it results in a net loss of votes when the “social conservatives” control the agenda. I don’t know that for sure because the GOP has never tried getting rid of them. That’s why they continue to lose the popular vote in national elections – 5 of the last 6.
Here’s the discussion I had with Ed Berliner on his show MidPoint earlier today.