If the Republican Party is no longer the party of Barry Goldwater, Ronald Reagan, Newt Gingrich, limited government, or fiscal restraint, then what is it? And what’s a self-respecting, small-government, fiscally conservative, socially liberal voter supposed to do? In his new book, Ryan Sager argues that George W. Bush’s brand of big-government, big-religion conservatism risks causing a serious split in the GOP — in particular, between the traditional South and the “leave me alone” states of the interior West, such as Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Montana. Please join us for a spirited discussion of the Republican Party’s present and future.
The Elephant in the Room: Evangelicals, Libertarians and the Battle to Control the Republican Party
Featuring the author, Ryan Sager, Columnist, New York Post and RealClearPolitics.com; with comments by Michael Barone, Columnist, U.S. News and World Report, and Coauthor of Almanac of American Politics.