…The only answer to the “demographic” problem, therefore, is to bring women (single women, to be precise), young people, Hispanics, and blacks to conservative values. I wrote a column in September (“It’s Not Just the Economy, Stupid!”) criticizing the Romney campaign for talking only about jobs and the economy. President Obama kept saying that this election was about two different visions of America. But like George Herbert Walker Bush, the Romney campaign appeared to disdain “the vision thing.”
Our only hope for America is that every conservative takes upon him or herself the project of learning what American and conservative values are, coming to understand what Leftism stands for, and learning how to make the case for those values to women, young people, blacks, and Hispanics. That is what my radio show, latest book, and Prager University are about. And while I am, happily, hardly alone, there are still far too few of us who understand “the vision thing.” Surely the Republican establishment does not.
We should proselytize for the American Trinity (Liberty, In God We Trust, E Pluribus Unum) as least as passionately as the Left has proselytized for its antithesis (Egalitarianism, Secularism, and Multiculturalism). Or we will lose America as we have always known it.