9:00 AM EST, November 23, 2012
I would like to thank Bob Ehrlich for clarifying what it takes to be a conservative in the Republican Party ("A platform for the next Republican nominee," Nov. 18). Having run on those principles, Mitt Romney lost. Having run on those principles himself, Mr. Ehrlich lost. I hope the Republican Party sticks to its "principles" of opposing immigration and couching its verbiage in 1940's racial symbolism.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has said that the Republicans have to "stop saying dumb things." Mr. Ehrlich should go have a chat with him. A party that has antiquated social policies and refuses to learn from the electorate is doomed to finishing last. Keep at it, Mr. Ehrlich, in your Baltimore Sun op-ed job as grumpy old person (GOP). You make the Republicans easy to beat.
Raymond Hoff, Columbia
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