By Lynn R. Mitchell
Bernie Goldberg made a couple of observations in his latest column (see End the GOP civil war; sign the pledge). After explaining that some Republican candidates showed up in Iowa, he noted an accurate comment from NJ Governor Chris Christie:
As reported in the New York Times, [Chris Christie] “cautioned against requiring a candidate to pass conservative litmus tests.”
“If that’s the standard we hold each other to as a party we will never win another national election,” he told the conservative crowd.
That’s just the kind of thing that riles true-blue conservatives. But he’s right.
Goldberg went on to explain the futility and folly of that kind of thinking: