…and a very angry critique of the Republican Party as it exists today, which states in part that…
…as far as today’s Republican Party is concerned, ”there’s nothing to speak for — no principles other than accommodation, and thus no message. And until it gets one, something at once fundamentally American and electrifyingly appealing, it’s not going to find its voice.”
Because the writer is spot-on in some parts of the critique, but unfortunately wrong about the most fundamental point. He’s making an assumption that simply will not hold up, an assumption about the bedrock question in his column: How are the Republicans going to win national elections in the future?
And that brings me—somewhat counterintuitively—to the New Hampshire Republican Party, and the current race heating up for its chairmanship between Andrew Hemingway and Jennifer Horn, about which I will speak shortly….