Could he have one eye on 2016?
From the piece:
“If this election taught us anything, it is that we will not win elections by simply pointing out the failures of the other side,” he said. “We have to recalibrate the compass of conservatism.” In a pointed jab at his party’s Congressional wing, he scoffed at their focus on decimal points and deficit spending in Washington, though didn’t propose an alternative for how to balance the budget.
“We seem to have an obsession with government bookkeeping,” he said. “This is a rigged game, and it is the wrong game for us to play…We as Republicans have to accept that government number crunching – even conse