The Republican National Committee contributed $40,000 for the GOP City Council candidate in D.C. this past week.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie did a robocall urging voters to support the candidate as a fellow “reformer.”
Mara’s campaign advocated D.C. statehood, school vouchers and charter schools, gay marriage, and wanted a strong code of ethics in to eliminate public corruption in city government.
Many GOP leaders seem to think Mara had a chance because of special election rules.
That tells me GOP leaders are still incompetent on so many levels.
First of all, there is no such thing as a fiscal conservative and social liberal, for social liberalism always leads to the expansion of centralized government and social chaos.
Second, minority voters overwhelmingly oppose gay marriage. That many Republicans continue to think that trying to “out liberal the liberal” is an effective strategy to win votes is a true testimony of “not paying attention’ at the very least.
The GOP will be able to win local races when candidates run on true Republican values and remain true to the values that many minorities share and have not found in local leaders. Just notice the low turnout for elections in major minority districts. That says the majority don’t have confidence in the Democrats either.
This is a great time for the GOP to show it is the best alternative. That will not happen if it refuses to be a legitimate alternative, however.
Hopefully, the fact this candidate failed to win by trying to push false ideals (social liberal and fiscal conservative) will be an eye opener for those who still hold to such ridiculous notions.