Messengers, Messages, and Voters: Part 2

by Bruce Thornton FrontPage   At their retreat in Williamsburg a few weeks ago House Republicans continued the post-mortem of November’s debacle. A big topic was how to better market the Republican brand. A Domino’s Pizza executive gave “a well-received talk about selling a damaged brand to a modern audience,” asNational Review Online reported. Share This

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Not the Message, Not the Messenger, It’s the Voter: Part I

by Bruce Thronton FrontPage Nearly 3 months after the presidential election the Republicans are still trying to fix what they think went wrong. A popular culprit is the Republicans’ alleged failure to communicate forcefully or persuasively a message that would move voters presumably receptive to conservative policies and principles. Share This

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What Is the Future of Conservatism?

by Victor Davis Hanson Commentary Magazine First, some perspective is key. Romney’s “47 percent” remarks and Hurricane Sandy probably turned an Obama one-percent win into the three-percent margin that he attained — especially considering Republicans kept the House and are doing well with governorships. Share This

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The Powell Tragedy

by Victor Davis Hanson NRO’s The Corner Like many, I was confused not by General Colin Powell’s endorsements of Barack Obama, but rather his recent remarks alleging Republican extremism and racism. His barrage was internally inconsistent and ultimately made little sense at all. Such unfounded charges are out of character with his distinguished record and career. …

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Conservative Populism

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online The conservative failure in 2012 was not an inability to appeal to hyphenated groups on the basis of ethnic, gender, and age identification. Instead, there was a general cluelessness about how to reach the middle and working classes of all races and ethnicities by explaining how conservative principles …

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Winning the Latino Vote

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online Over the last three weeks, I think I have read most of the post-election op-eds written on the Latino vote. I have studied exit polling, read sophisticated demographic analyses, and talked to as many Latinos in my hometown as I could. The result is that I would not …

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Who Really Is “Anti-Science”?

by Bruce S. Thornton FrontPage Magazine In any national election we can depend on the usual liberal ad hominemattacks on Republicans and their candidates. Share This

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