by Steve Finefrock - [scriptwriter]
While failure is an orphan, and success has a hundred fathers, an electoral orphan can be claimed by many who know just the cure for the little feller’s afflictions. Conservatives are not cast out of the political tent by this November’s verdict. We’re just wounded by self-inflicted idiocies, and idiots, and ids. Let us bleed a while, then we get busy re-defining, re-branding, re-advancing our beliefs. Tell ‘em what we believe, and why, and how it will correct what will be a long list of requisite corrections by arrival of the next cycle of campaigning.
All the data shows a slight increase today of self-identifying conservatives, over the data for 2004. There is a solid core of classic conservative believers who were simply disappointed, and feeling dissed in general, by their ‘leaders’ – without abandoning their dearly held desire for less government, but competent government. Continue reading