Friday, December 7, 2012

What Does DeMint Selection To Head Up Heritage Foundation Imply?

There have been two competing explanations for Romney's defeat in the last election.  One view is that he was perceived as too conservative, especially by minority voters.  The other view, popular within the Tea Party, is that he was not conservative enough.  The Heritage Foundation's new CEO believes that the GOP is not conservative enough.  He plans to push the Tea Party version of populism at Heritage.  This may further split the GOP between populist conservatives like DeMint, and the establishment conservatives who have written the big checks for Heritage in the past.

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