… is the death of the “only a moderate can win” mantra promoted by Republican cowards.
Look everyone, it is possible to make too big a thing over one Senate race, but when a relatively conservative Republican wins in Massachusetts, there is something big happening – even if only temporarily.
Conservatives have been told for ages that “only a moderate can win.” They are now wrong. I’m reminded of the line from a Goldwater ad in the 1964 election.
“A choice, not an echo.” Goldwater had another message for so-called moderates. He said “moderation in temper is always a virtue, moderation in principle is always a vice.”
People should run on what they truly believe, to be sure. If you are a moderate, go ahead and run for office. Just don’t tell us lies that only a moderate can win. Let all the ideas get out there, and let the people decide.