It’s the same old story: The party’s base is angry, frustrated, and disheartened, and the GOP needs to get out of the way.
And yet we know there are many people who are deeply in favor of an aggressive, conservative agenda.
That doesn’t mean that the party can’t engage in positive outreach to voters who may not agree with its positions, but if it doesn’t, it risks alienating its core base.
It’s time to rethink the GOP’s role in the 21st century, and its relationship with voters.
—Peter Boghossian, co-author of The Future of Conservatism article This column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.