The thing that should be clear to observers of the Iowa caucuses is that
social conservatives remain a critical component of the conservative
movement. It’s been said that there are three legs of the conservative
stool: economic conservatives, social conservatives, and
national-security conservatives. But many in the elite, including some
in the GOP elite in Washington, have been working hard to dismiss the
importance of social conservatism. Iowa reminds us that this is a losing
strategy for the Republican party.
I have a different hypothesis. The more likely explanation is that the true conservatives
That creepy sound is Barry Goldwater
Ultimately, Brian Brown does not speak for the GOP. Brown speaks for the ultra conservative fringe of the Roman Catholic Church; The Father Coughlin wing; The Opus Dei – Robert George set.
- Iowa vote doesn’t resolve GOP search for identity (seattletimes.nwsource.com)