June 21, 2015

REAGAN, W, JEB:

Can Jeb Bush Unite the GOP's Establishment and Religious Wings? (ROB GARVER, 6/21/15, The Fiscal Times)

[Santorum] didn't dwell on the cultural issues, explicitly warning the audience that doing do would limit the Party's appeal to voters. [...]

From there, the Louisiana governor spent a considerable amount of time speaking about his personal religious journey, but also eventually swerved into current affairs. Though he did it with far less specificity or scope than Santorum managed, he still seemed to be recognizing a new reality in the GOP field. Jeb bush might be able to unite the religious and establishment bases in a way that hasn't happened since his brother, George W. Bush, managed it in 2000. 

His Republican opponents seem to be recognizing it, and it may end up being something the eventual Democratic nominee will have to contend with as well. 

Republican governors who combine economics and Evangelicals don't lose elections.


Posted by at June 21, 2015 9:04 AM
  

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