Is the Grand Old Party Showing Its Age?

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It's conventional wisdom that the Republican Party is dominated by Christian Conservatives.  Last night, ten white males lined up on a stage in South Carolina to make their cases for the Republican presidential nomination.  Since their last debate two weeks ago in California, some of the candidates have refined their ideas and positions. As a Republican candidate for President, Mitt Romney has different positions on key social issues than he did as Governor of liberal Massachusetts.  But Rudolph Giuliani and John McCain are ahead in Republican Party polls, despite liberal views on issues like abortion and stem-cell research. Will that change with greater exposure or has the formula that made George Bush president lost its luster for 2008?

Other GOP presidential candidates include:


Karen Tumulty - political columnist for the Washington Post - @ktumulty, Dan Gilgoff - CNN - @dangilgoffCNN, Richard Land - Southern Baptist Convention - @erlcsbc, Christopher Barron - GOProud / Guardian - @ChrisRBarron

Warren Olney

Christian Bordal, Vanessa Romo, Frances Anderton, Karen Radziner