Thursday, May 18, 2006

Re: Why Conservatives Should Stay Engaged

Matt,

I haven’t gotten to the Morrisey piece yet, but did spend a chunk of the morning on the Geraghty / Tapscott business, which I won’t rehash here. I agree that the key issue is being able move the general agenda forward. That won’t likely happen if the conservatives stay home or stay quiet.

Longer term, we need to build up the conservative bench both on the local and state house basis. It’s hard for first time candidates to successfully take on a US Senate race against an incumbent and win, unless they have unique advantages. It’s much easier – as the PA example shows – for inexperienced candidates to do well at the state representative / state senate level. Shifting the local delegations to the right will help to provide quality candidates for higher office later.

- TBMD.

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