Mitch Daniels on What the GOP’s Message Should Be

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on December 4, 2012

Worth reading in full, but here is the part that I especially like:

. . . Freedom’s friends must be ready, not just with cerebral prescriptions for better policy, but with a moral argument that affirms the God-given dignity of each of us, that says “Yes, you can” to everyone. . . .

In 1980, a Wyoming single mother mystified a New York Times reporter by stating that yes, absolutely she supported candidate Reagan’s proposed income tax cuts. “But, why?” the reporter spluttered. “You don’t make enough money to pay income taxes!” The woman’s reply was “One day I will.” Freedom’s friends must shape their words and actions, when the opportunity for action arrives, in ways that say emphatically “Yes, you can” and “One day you will.”

That is a message Republicans can be proud of. And it’s a message that can win elections too. (Via Scott Johnson.)

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