by Chuck Muth

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December 14, 2012
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Must Republicans embrace the mushy middle or perish?

Pliable “Gumby” Republicans and the media are telling us, in light of last month’s election results, that GOP candidates must move to the mushy middle to win elections. Really? Ronald Reagan was a conservative. He ran as a conservative. He governed as a conservative. And he won as a conservative. Twice.George H.W. Bush ran as a conservative, selling his candidacy as “Reagan’s third term.” He won as a conservative. Then he broke his conservative “read my lips, no new taxes” pledge and subsequently lost his bid for re-election.Bob Dole ran as a moderate. He lost.George W. Bush, 43, ran as …

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