What Conservatives Don't Get About Identity Politics

Of course we shouldn't vote simply on the basis of group identity. We shouldn't ignore it either.

Last December, I completed a 2 year term as the president of my county's Republican Women's club. It was a long and…

And that was the problem. In a state completely governed by Republicans, we did not have a single woman elected to statewide office. Our entire Congressional delegation consisted entirely of men (in BOTH parties.) We only have 2 Republican women state senators and a handful of women Representatives. Many party leaders recognize the problem and have attempted to recruit more women candidates. But it's been a hard sell for the candidates AND the voters.