Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Jonah Goldberg: GOP Will Not Be "Democrat-Lite"

Jonah Goldberg of National Review Online agrees with the rightward direction of the Republican Party. He says the conventional wisdom is that, for the GOP to survive, it must move left and emulate the Democrats. However, neither the public nor the Republican membership wants that. He writes:
Whatever the merits of this advice, two things are now quite clear.
First, most conservatives and Republicans have next to no desire to follow it. And, second, it looks like they're right not to.
The Virginia contest alone shows that much of this talk about "moderates" vs. "extremists" or "pragmatists" vs. "ideologues" within the GOP was nonsense.
In short, the Newt Gingrichs of the Party have been sent packing, and that's a good thing.

Read it all here.

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