Republicans in the Wake of Christie and Cuccinelli

It's time to ponder some of the "insight" from the punditry now that we've had a good week  -- a lifetime in political years -- to mull over the Cuccinelli-McAuliffe gubernatorial race in Virginia.  According to the political cognoscenti on both the left and right, the takeaway is that the GOP must run moderates in order to win purple states.  It's no surprise coming from liberals, but some of the most vociferous proponents of this notion are Republicans.  Jennifer Rubin (R) at the Washington Post said: The bottom line: It is very, very hard to get mainstream conservatives to support a radical right-winger when a Democrat perceived to be a middle-of-the-roader is on the ballot. The GOP would do well to keep this in mind in 2016. "Radical right-winger" sounds like lib-speak to me, Jen, and thy words cut me to the quick, but I digress.  Rubin claims that even if moderates vote for the GOP in swing states, there aren't enough of them...(Read Full Article)