Friday, May 8, 2009

72% of Republicans Consider Themselves Conservative

While media reports, news stories, and many party insiders continue to tell us that Republicans have no chance of winning in 2010 or 2012 if they remain faithful to the core principles of the Republican Party, a recent poll found that 72% of Republicans self-identify as conservative.

Public Policy Polling, a firm that was found to be one of the most accurate in their predictions in 2008, further reported that among moderates, the top choice for President was Mike Huckabee.

The question then is, does the party continue to drift towards the next election with no clear purpose or mission and few solid principles upon which to stand? Or do we take the Ronald Reagan route, where strong, principled leaders not only capture the votes of all those conservatives but, as Ronald Reagan did, win the hearts and minds of the moderates, the independents, and the conservative Democrats?

Remember, everything rises and falls on leadership, and "the people" are always looking for strong leaders who have the courage of their convictions and are ready to stand tall on them.

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