Much has been said about the plight of the moderate Republican — a seemingly dying breed of conservative.
The truth of the matter, though, is that I don’t believe moderate Republicans are a dying breed. I believe they still constitute a large chunk of the party. It’s just that they are often drowned out by the louder and more extreme factions of conservatives that make headlines and fill the AM airwaves.
In fact, I hear from moderates all the time — longtime GOP donors, former legislators, retirees, civil servants and more — often lamenting their shrinking role in the party. But not as often do I see them speak up … the way the louder segments do.
Read on to find hear the story of one moderate Republican who did speak up.