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One strategy that could work for the Republicans is going all out fiscal conservative, stop the nation building and punt moderate to liberal on abortion and gay issues. Remain 2nd amendment rights.


I think a fair bit of that would be pretty attractive to a lot of moderates and independents (including me, if the fiscal conservative thing is not overdone). I assume that the center shoft on social issues would lose some far right Christian conservatives, but probably not as many as you would think. After all, we are in a 2 party system, like it or not, and its not likely they would go to the Democrat side. That might also appeal to a lot of younger voters.

I'd guess that if the Republican party had an image of being a touch less white than Alaska in winter it would not be that hard to attract Hispanics.

I never understood why the Republicans (especially; Democrats are guilty of same when they are in power) were so in love with nation building and wars in places most voters could not find on the map, pronounce or spell. Seems so wildly at odds with the idea of fiscal restraint that it never computed for me.
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