GOP’s New Brand Same As The Old Brand?
That’s the claim from Republican congressman Mike Pence.
When asked by Chris Wallace what “conservative solutions” the GOP would bring to their current minority-party status, Pence said social issues like “the sanctity of marriage” will remain the backbone of the Republican platform.
“You build those conservative solutions, Chris, on the same time-honored principles of limited government, a belief in free markets, in the sanctity of life, the sanctity of marriage,” Pence said.
The Indiana representative cited the ballot measures against gay marriage that passed on Election Day as evidence of the continuing presence of conservative values.
“There were three state referendums on marriage … all three carried. The vitality of the conservative movement around the country is very real,” said Pence.
Pence is set for the No. 3 spot among Republicans in the House of Representatives, while Rep. Eric Cantor is generally viewed as the heir to the No. 2 position.
If what Penceis claiming is true represents what the GOP is planning to do, they’ll will have a difficult time returning to the White House. Because people aren’t really too hot on the ideas of limited government and free markets these days, and the sanctity of life and marriage as wedge issues are quickly falling out of favor (especially with young voter), regardless what ballot measures suggest.
What do you think?