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At NRO , Michael Walsh tells conservatives to “do what Democrats do” and “lay off the social issues.” I’ve already argued against this in a previous post , but there’s another problem: Social issues outperformed Romney nationwide, with the exception of Florida.  Chuck Donovan of the Charlotte Lozier Institute has the chart:

Whatever orthodox believers make of the GOP, the party by no means can do without them. Before Republicans start sending social conservatives the Dear John letters, a reminder: It’s not me; it’s you.

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