The danger of moving to the middle
Talking Points 11/9
- Duration 2:55
- Date Nov 9, 2012
Talking Points 11/9
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Any unresolved problem segment tonight the danger of moving to the -- that's -- subject of this evening's talking points memo.
I received the call today from a reporter asking me if Mitt Romney lost because of talk radio and the Tea Party.
And whether the GOP had to soften its views to appeal to women and to Latinos.
Funny in the media push that same narrative after the GOP's 2006 mid term wipe out an after McCain's 2008 loss to Obama.
-- tell -- if any thing Mitt Romney distanced himself from much of the talk radio world.
He made only three brief appearances on my radio show over the past year.
And his campaign was livid when I had the nerve to ask the governor who my endorsed by the way in 2008.
How he planned to win the election if the economy showed signs of improvement.
The fact is talk radio continues to arrive while moderate Republicans like John McCain and to some extent Mitt Romney.
Continue to lose presidential elections.
And while the Tea Party has -- some terrible candidates Richard Murdoch -- make him and Christine O'Donnell.
It also made the 2010 GOP route possible.
Grassroots conservatives helped elect senators Marco Rubio in Florida Ted -- and Texas and this time Deb Fischer and that Nebraska senate race.
Where's the evidence that pro abortion or pro gay marriage or pro amnesty but fiscally conservative candidates are the solution to the GOP's problem.
Moderates like Scott brown and Charlie Summers just lost their senate races in Massachusetts and Maine both Blue States.
Would -- -- -- public and I have Juan and conservative red stakes.
Not until more liberal Republicans start winning their races why should they dictate the terms of a new GOP agenda.
Yes Republicans of course they need to attract more single women and Latinos.
But can't hearing isn't the answer good policy and good politics is.
I don't think it's any harder to convince more Hispanics are more single woman.
To be conservative -- was to convince let's say Irish Catholics or Italian immigrants who were new dealer JFK Democrats to become conservatives during the Reagan era.
If you believe like -- do that conservative social and economic policies are the best hope for the nation.
-- abandoning your positions to try to become more popular is a path to complete irrelevance.
Did Obama moderate his views after the 2010 mid terms.
-- -- parts of obamacare.
-- stop green energy subsidies.
Instead he aggressively pursued his liberal agenda by executive order and with new Smart messaging.
And he won reelection.
And that's the --