Let the immediate political post-mortem begin and let’s start with arch-bigot Maggie Gallagher, who says that Romney lost because he just wasn’t anti-gay and anti-abortion enough. Because the problem is that he just didn’t pander enough to bigots like her.
Meanwhile the GOP elites’ tactical decision to ignore social issues totally is not helping. The major Romney super PACs are “truce” PACs, refusing to run any social-issue ads at all — except the one saying Romney actually supports abortion in some cases. Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Iowa, Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina — these are all states where, if voters learned how extreme President Obama is on abortion and gay marriage, it would help Romney.
Social conservatives are absent from this election. Their money isn’t being used in any visible way to organize voters. If Romney loses, this will be part of the reason why…
Christian conservatives who care about life, marriage, and religious liberty need to create effective political vehicles for demonstrating and acting on this concern. Or we are going to wake up like Europe with no political vehicle for a voice.
I think you’re absolutely right. You should start your own party focused just on those issues.
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