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Social Conservatives Fight Back

posted on April 2, 2013

Jonathan Martin of POLITICO reports that while the GOP seeks to moderate its views on abortion, gay marriage, and other cultural issues, members of the Christian Right like Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee want to fight for their socially conservative values within the party. Martin writes, “Huckabee observed that social conservatives are already tired of the lip service from party leaders on cultural issues. … ‘They’re treated like a cheap date — always good for the last-minute prom date, never good enough to marry.'” But Republican strategist and same-sex marriage supporter Mike Murphy told Martin, “You win in politics by broadening your appeal, not narrowing it to white guys over 60.”

Read at Politico