Many right minded political strategists seem to think that in order to win in 2012, the focus needs to be on fiscal issues and social issues have to take a back seat.
Republican candidates should not descend into the ugliness that Democrats will be throwing at them this fall, but should stick to a message of fiscal responsibility and long-term growth and job creation.
However, in Iowa, social issues still matter. In two different events in the Hawkeye state, people are looking for candidates who not only have sound fiscally conservative stances, but have a strong foundation in conservatism where social issues are concerned.
It isn’t enough to say that you are a strong fiscal conservative. That’s just one side of the coin. It’s no different than a pro-life Republican that supports liberal fiscal policies.
With a bench as deep as the Republicans have this election, let’s not settle for a one sided candidate.