Values Voters think that alienating women and young people can win the presidency
The folks who gathered in Washington last weekend for the so-called Values Voter Summit are said to represent lots of different things, but political sophistication is not one of them.
I mean, how crazy is it to think that winning back the White House for the right-wing cause will require more of the rhetoric that’s failed so far?
But just such a notion prevailed at these doings, as we see HERE:
It’s no secret that Republicans are losing national elections mainly because their reliable electorate of older white men and white married women is shrinking, and the party’s outreach to other demographic groups such as millennials, minorities and unmarried women has been ineffective, at best.
That didn’t stop conference speakers like Mark Levin [above], a popular right-wing talk show radio host, from pushing the idea that social conservatism is the key to winning national elections.
Despite the religious right’s clamoring for a Republican victory in 2016, there is, perhaps, a reason why more establishment Republicans didn’t attend the Values Voter Summit: They actually want to win elections. And in order to win, it’s imperative that they gain a share of the millennial and women vote. With a platform so divorced from reality, no one outside the realm of “values voters” is likely to be convinced that they will.