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Maggie Gallagher Agrees With Public Advocate: TRUCE STRATEGY SUCKS BIG EGG

Okay. We are now in coalition with policy wonks. Please do not have a conniption at the New Republic. But Maggie Gallagher nails it. So what else do you want?

Gallagher says what Public Advocate messages sent to millions is saying-- as a guest editorial.

in the Washington Post no less.

One News Now reports:

A conservative, nonprofit group based in America's capital is suggesting a new election game plan that challenges Republicans who don't want to talk about issues like abortion and homosexual "marriage."

The group American Principles in Action (APIA) believes three social institutions must be protected to ensure a thriving society: religious liberty, the integrity of marriage and the family, and the sanctity of human life. Toward that end, APIA suggests Republican candidates must not call a "truce" on social issues, but should consider them an asset for the party. That strategy is part of an analysis entitled "Six Steps to Success for the GOP in 2014 and Beyond."

Maggie Gallagher, co-author of the report and a senior fellow for APIA, cites the campaign of Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli as an example. Cuccinelli was asked by a reporter if he would promote the pro-life cause as governor.

"His response was to say I will not use the political capital of the governor's office to push on the life issues even though I'm pro-life," Gallagher recalls. "And the first thing that does is it demoralizes everyone in the base. They never see him as a strong pro-life champion because he's walking away from it in the campaign."