Late last year, I criticized the notion that Barack Obama won re-election by buying off voters with "gifts."
In case you've forgotten, many conservatives had sought to explain away Mitt Romney's loss by reasoning that we had finally reached a tipping point where Americans were voting for candidates who supported the welfare state, based solely on their own pecuniary interests. And I argued that voters do want to be given something by Republican politicians: Hope, optimism, and vision.
But while I dismissed that premise, there may be an even larger fundamental problem that should alarm conservatives even more: Too many Americans simply no longer agree with them on the merits.
Matt Lewis will talk to Rod at 5:20 and then we'll ask you if conservatives have lost the culture war
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