2012 was a disappointing year for Republicans. The failure to win key swing states in the presidential election and surprising losses in the House and Senate have prompted some reflection. Was their embrace of small government, low taxes and a strong conservative stance on social issues at odds with shifting American demographics? Or did the GOP embrace the right platform but the wrong candidates? Debate Motion: The GOP: Seize the Center or Die? Arguing for the motion: David Brooks, op-ed columnist, The New York Times; Mickey Edwards, former U.S. Congressman (R-OK) Arguing against the motion: Laura Ingraham, radio host; Ralph Reed, chairman, Faith & Freedom Coalition.
"The GOP: Seize the Center or Die?" on Intelligence Squared airs on Thursday, September 5th at 7:00 p.m. on channel 3.