They have a frank and challenging message for GOP leadership
Since the November 2012 election, Republicans have become the party of introspection. With President Obama now well into his second term, the party faithful are wrestling with how to regain their mojo with women and minority voters.
In mid-June, Wisconsin Interest editor Charlie Sykes and I sat down with a group of young conservatives over dinner at the University Club in Milwaukee. We wanted to hear what they had to say about the conservative movement and Republican politics. The U.S. Supreme Court had yet to issue its monumental decisions on gay marriage. In Wisconsin, state Rep. Dale Kooyenga (R-Brookfield) had just introduced a tax cut. Also in the news was the state Senate’s passage of the antiabortion “ultrasound” bill. Both state actions registered with this group, although in decidedly different ways.
At the end of the evening, we knew we had heard a profound message from 10 thoughtful, committed conservatives who just happen to be the future of the Republican Party.