If moderates like him aren’t welcome in today’s Republican Party, as he claims, then how exactly is it that the Republicans have run the most moderate candidates for president in the last couple of elections?
Would that he was right and the conservatives were running things, because at least the last election might not have turned out the way it did. Not that many people were motivated to vote for Mitt Romney, to the point that 2012 voter turnout was lower than it was in 2008. I remember Bill Whittle saying in 2008, after he pointed out that Obama won only 53 percent of the vote with the deck stacked in his favor, “Folks, we are going to lick these people out of their boots.”
But the Republicans followed the implicit advice of Bob Dole and nominated arguably the least conservative of the candidates running for president — again. And they lost, again — with the deck stacked a lot less in Obama’s favor.
Tell me, why should Republicans listen to Bob Dole…again?