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Costello: U.S. Doesn't Want Moderation

The large majority of Americans have made it clear that they don't want moderation. They want decisiveness. If Republicans are capable of learning, they could take lessons from what has worked. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell both won surprising victories by promising to govern conservatively. Both have grown in popularity by adhering to those promises. This is especially notable in New Jersey as that state is about as hostile to Republicans as any in the union. If Republicans can demonstrate that they've learned their lessons and are willing to make the difficult choices necessary to steer America back on the right track, they are likely to be rewarded in 2012, because it's unlikely that Democrats will be able to give Americans an affirmative reason to restore them to power/Michael Costello, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: Is Costello right -- that Americans want Republicans in Congress to make tough conservative choices rather than to embrace moderation?




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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.






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