In the post-Karl Rove era, the Republican Party will have a lot of soul-searching to do if it wants to reverse the message sent in last month’s mid-term elections.
Syndicated, conservative columnist David Brooks recently offered up some sound advice for GOP strategists looking to re-tool the party’s approach to the issues – and the electorate. Two of his suggestions:
*”Don’t focus on groups, focus on problems. If you have persuasive proposals to address big problems, the majority coalition will build itself.”
*”Raise taxes on carbon emissions and use the revenue to make the tax cuts on capital gains and dividends permanent. This would spur energy innovation and encourage investment.”