Why is it that we conservative/libertarians can't seem to draw more young people into our orbit? Likely due to this:
Perhaps none other than former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee illustrates my point best. When he was governor of Arkansas, he supported increases in the state income tax, sales tax, gas tax, licensing fees and even a nursing bed tax. Yet, why does Huckabee still remain popular in GOP circles? It is thanks to the social "conservative" voting bloc that feels comfortable with Huckabee because he is staunchly pro-life and anti-gay.I can respect the beliefs of SoCons. But I've set aside my disagreements with them to help save our country. Now, it's time for them to figure out what's more important--having an America where some people might live their lives in a manner they don't approve of...or imposing their personal beliefs on everyone else, at the cost of our Republic.
The moral liberals will ignore that because that 20 percent is more important than the tax and spending part. There has even been talk of social conservatives leaving the GOP and forming their own party. They will make this move solely because of GOProud, whose inclusion in CPAC is both welcomed and refreshing as it brings young, fresh faces to represent and help grow the movement.
Your call, SoCons, but be warned...you're not going to win this thing without us libertarian types. Thinking otherwise is a denial of reality worthy of a Leftist.