Ahead of the 2014 midterm elections and 2016 presidential race, Republican candidates appear to be ignoring its social conservative base. Social conservatives believe this is a losing strategy.
The conventional wisdom among Republican candidates and strategists these days appears to be: 1) talk about the failures of "Obamacare," 2) talk about the economy and unemployment, 3) avoid social issues like marriage and abortion.
By avoiding talking about abortion and marriage, those Republicans believe they can avoid the Democrat's attacks on those issues, Connie Mackey, president of FRC Action PAC, a political action committee associated with Family Research Council, told The Christian Post in an April 22 interview. That strategy is "absurd," she believes, because "running away from those issues may cause them more trouble."