We are now in the midst of a contentious presidential primary season. This should be an opportunity for Republicans and conservatives to flood the airwaves (and the Internet) promoting the conservative vision of America that a Republican president and congress would deliver. Instead of seizing the moment, Republicans have, by and large, allowed the main stream media and their super PACs to control the narrative squabbling (often dishonestly) over meaningless issues like tax returns, private equity, professional consulting, private investments, and personal attacks.
In debate after debate we have witnessed a professional wrestling type skirmishes which are seldom based on policy. What has been described as debate fatigue is most likely due to the fact that the Republicans have not used this opportunity to remind Americans what they are for. They have spent most of the time either attacking each other or answering biased questions designed to paint Republicans in a bad light.
What the Republican candidates need to do is to communicate their vision for the future, define what they stand for and what that will mean for them and their fellow Americans. They need to follow the lead of their rising star Marco Rubio. Watch and listen as Senator Rubio delivers this week’s GOP Address.