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  • 9 years ago
David Frum on the GOP's tube sock problem

David Frum on the GOP's tube sock problem

David Frum spent his morning on Meet the Press and his evening with us on Pundit Review Radio. We talked about his recent Newsweek cover story “Why Rush is Wrong: The party of Buckley and Reagan is now bereft and dominated by the politics of Limbaugh. A conservative’s lament.”

I really support what he is doing. He is not saying that Republicans should abandon their conservative beliefs. He is saying they need to evolve and adapt to the changing public policy and demographic landscape. This is a new era and Republicans need to find new ways to communicate core ideas in a meaningful way that connects with the public.

In response to a caller who said voters were stupid, David said

“The customer is right. If I’m selling tube socks and the customers aren’t buying tube socks, its not because the customers are idiots, its because they don’t want tube socks. I need to understand that and think about how I can connect with them.”

This is certrainly a hot topic. We had full lines and took so