And I would be remiss if I did not mention how frustrating it is that Republicans have a self-created urban problem. Even though major metropolitan areas now experience the largest population growths, Republicans often seem as though they have entirely given up on outreach to cities. It is incomprehensible why Republicans do not try to compete in cities where liberal policies have failed by offering market-oriented alternatives. Instead, due to the absence of a strong Republican effort, there is a lack of necessary pushback against progressive ideas and expanding government.
Preach. For all the talk about localism and subsidiary, the party sure doesn’t live that.