You'd expect advice this good from someone far older. Alas, no. Because it's the older Republicans who are looking for the nearest TV camera, book deal or committee compromise.
"Now is not the time to rekindle the paralyzing '90s-era intra-party debate on social issues. The dynamics of these issues are such that for every vote we'd gain on the left, we'd lose several points in turnout on the right. It's particularly senseless coming after an election where George W. Bush successfully bridged the divide between conservative and moderate Republicans.
"The linchpin of continued Republican dominance in American politics remains the war on terrorism."