Originally Posted by chiefzilla1501
The GOP has a brand problem. And until they fix it, nobody's going to win. A GOP candidate can shout all day along about a moderate position on women's rights, then have that all disappear by one idiot at the GOP convention who says something stupid.
Saw a news report last week that Rand has already said the GOP needs to adopt some libertarian ideas to survive. And he's not a libertarian either. In his own words.
I think there would be less contention on social issues if we followed the Constitution and had candidates say they are state issues--not federal. These things just get magnified at a national level because different regions, and areas have different values. It doesn't work. I wish a presidential candidate would say it has little to do with the powers of the presidency.
“The power to declare war, including the power of judging the causes of war, is fully and exclusively vested in the legislature.” ~ James Madison, Father of the Constitution
“We do not believe in aggressive or preventive war. Such war is the weapon of dictators, not of free democratic countries like the United States.”~ Truman, Sept 1, 1950