Here is Doris O’Brien making my point about the need for Republicans and conservatives to get serious about outreach to the uninformed and misinformed:
[I]n election years, people like myself spend too much time talking to people like myself. Whatever persuasive talents we possess should be used instead to talk up the reasons for defeating a liberal candidate in 2016.
As it happened, I watched the first Republican debate at a vacation home shared with my largely liberal family. (Send your offspring to one of the University of California campuses, and expect them to graduate with a very “liberal” degree – arts or otherwise.) As a result, I hardly anticipated leniency from the debate-watchers. What I found, however, was that some Republican contenders appeared far less objectionable than others to those outside our tent
[M]y advice to fellow Republicans would be to preach less to the choir and listen more to other political drumbeats resonating across America in this pre-election cycle. We cannot win the White House without sharing some common vibes with the rest of the electorate. It’s a political fact of life that we will need the help of independents and malleable Democrats to win the White House. And the undecided 20% of American voters – the Mins among us – are the ones who, in their own way and in their own sweet time, often decide who will settle into the seat of political power.
Read more: American Thinker
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