“The GOP old guard received a hard kick yesterday. They talked only sporadically and defensively about social issues to the general public, had no sharp and oft-repeated messaging on health-care repeal and reform, and tried to win by “bread alone.” If they could not win that way this year, bread alone is not a winning proposition,” he explained.
For all the media bias, I think intuitively people still believe that parties to the right of centre are better in fiscal crises. The USA is in a fiscal crisis. If Republicans can’t win with a focus on the economy under these circumstances, then they simply can’t win with a focus on the economy, unless and until we stop teaching socialism as a winning economic proposition in our public schools.by