Second, read her article in National Review - it's worth the time.
A small sample - referring to her support of more conservative candidates - whether or not they are more electable - she writes:
Certainly we can and should back sensible center-right candidates in bluer states, but I see no point in backing someone who supports cap-and-tax, Obamacare, bailouts, taxes, and more useless stimulus packages. If you think such a candidate will be with us when it comes time to vote down an Obama Supreme Court nominee, you’re living on a unicorn ranch in fantasy land.She has some advice:
- The first lesson is simple: Set the narrative.
- The second lesson of this election is one a number of the candidates had to learn to their cost: Fight back the lies immediately and consistently.
- Another important lesson is that we will need the mother of all GOTV efforts if we wish to win in 2012.
- The last, and possibly most important, lesson is that a winning conservative message must always be carefully crafted.