You have come up with a sure way for GOP candidates to lose every time. I don’t know how you got to this point but I suspect you have been listening to people who don’t have the best wishes for Republicans.
Today’s GOP leaders point fingers and laugh at the rubes in the Tea Party, religious groups, and other traditional Americans. You think you are on the right track but you are not.
Do you remember the 2012 election? Republican voters stayed home in droves. Millions did not vote. As a result, 2012 was a terrible year for Republicans. I know that 2014 was better but have you looked at the voter participation rate? We are still staying away from the polls. The reason Republicans won in 2014 was not turn-out. It was lack of voters. Democrats stayed home, too.
I remember well working with my county party chief, trying to bring in people from diverse groups. We worked with Libertarians, Constitutional Party members, anyone who loved freedom. We were encouraged to do this, to strengthen our base. We did and then the national party made it all go away.
At the 2012 GOP national convention you folks refused to let anyone from any of those disparate groups speak to the assembly of delegates. I don’t know what was behind that decision but I’ll tell you what it caused. It caused the relationship we had nurtured with people to be shattered. They didn’t trust us any more. They were right, too.
Now we see Republican leaders doing similar things. Senators and Representatives who were elected because of their love of our Constitution are being sidelined by their new leaders. They are being ignored and worse.
Governor Jeb Bush makes no bones about his desire to become President of the United States. He also says he can accomplish that without support from Conservatives. He can not.
Governor Bush is a progressive. He will not get my vote and he will not get the votes of millions of other Constitution loving Americans, just like Mitt Romney didn’t. We will stay home like so many did in 2012 if he is our candidate.
Understand this: You are wrong if you think progressive centrism is a winning strategy. Our country is being systematically dismantled by Progressives and you are complicit.
Americans know in their hearts and minds what is going on. We know that there is a reckoning coming and it will be terrible. It may be that our country has come too far to reverse it but we know one thing: The longer we let it go on the more terrible it will be. The earlier we stop the slide the less damage we will see.