"We Republicans cherish the free market. So now might be the right time to start listening to it.
Our party has lost the popular vote in five of the past six presidential elections. That is 20 years of “no, thanks” from the American people. Only basketball’s Washington Generals, who are paid to lose to the Harlem Globetrotters, can exceed that losing record, and by only four years (1971–95).
The worst error politicians can make is to spin themselves. It’s time for the GOP to face the hard truth, no matter how painful.
The Republican brand is dying, many of our strategists are incompetent, and we still design campaigns to prevail in the America of 25 years ago."
from TEXAS MONTHLY 12/3/12