Notice something that both Scott Brown and Charles Djou has in common?
Neither are “true” conservatives, yet both managed to win in states that are so Blue that having a “D” in front of ones name is a requirement for winning.
Anyone who believes that a politician needs to be truly conservative in order to win does not understand democracy.
A politician has to be able to represent ALL the people, even those that they do not agree with.
Both candidates believe in Republican ideals–but and here comes the really important part: understand that they are there by the will of ALL of the people.
When Conservatives JOIN with their Liberal counterparts to tell the public how terrible the Republican party is, the Dems take over Congress and the WH–and ultimately the SCOTUS. When they learn what they are supposed to learn in grade school, that there is a time and a place for everything…and that uniting with others is the core foundation of the UNITED States…they WIN.
And WINNING allows one to push ones principles and ideology.
Losing only affords you to preach to the wind.