On Thursday, January 9th, AFF hosted its first policy roundtable event of the year, 2014 New Year’s Policy Resolutions, at the Reason Foundation in Washington, DC. Tom Clougherty, Managing Editor, Reason Foundation, moderated a lively discussion between three panelists on where they thought the liberty movement should focus its efforts for the coming year. Red Alert Politics‘ John Rossomando covered the event.
Featured panelists included:
As Rossomando notes, opinions varied, with Chambers calling for an emphasis on “compassionate conservatism” and a conservative messaging overhaul aimed at making policy positions more palatable, Feeney recommending a renewed focus on promoting individual freedoms through social liberalism, and Takala suggesting Republicans continue to focus on issues which have traditionally united Republicans. The piece goes on to discuss that this difference in strategy suggests that “The biggest Republican challenge in 2014 might be unity.”
From the article:
“Republicans have a huge hill to climb if they expect to be competitive again, according to a Tuesday night panel sponsored by the America’s Future Foundation. And they’re going to have to climb it together. The panel, which featured Red Alert Politics editor Francesca Chambers, was a discussion about potential New Year’s resolutions for the Republican Party, especially going into an election year. If anything, the dialogue showcased just how fractured the Republican coalition has become and how putting forth a common message has become increasingly difficult going into the midterm election cycle.”
Read the full article here.
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