December 13, 2012
IF YOU MISSED IT EARLIER: My New York Post column: Advice to big GOP donors. “Buy women’s magazines.
Some related thoughts here. “Cultural battles are fought before political contests, and as we saw in 2012, they largely pre-determine the outcome of elections. Big-money Republican donors were fighting a battle they mistakenly believe was joined after the GOP primary concluded, but in truth some vital terrain was lost long before the primaries even began. Elections are tactical exercises, featuring battleground maps that cover individual consistencies and geographic regions. But the culture wars are about long-term strategy – the vital moves which occur before the first electoral shot is fired.”