CPAC 2013 St. Louis: Rick Santorum – We are the Ones with the Truth; Why are we playing defense?

Former Senator from Pennsylvania Rick Santorum had probably one of the most thought-provoking, substantive speeches this past weekend in St. Louis. The Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) put on a great show this weekend, if it were only for one day LOL.

Rick Santorum came out to a gathering of cheers and applause and tore it up from there. Our positions over the last 30-40 years has been defense. Here’s the issue, we are the ones with the truth, why are we playing defense. They are the ones telling the stories and we have to get better at telling these stories. After all song lyrics are easier to remember than “Heritage Foundation talking points,” he says. We need to frame our policies not in opposition or outrage, but in true concern and respect for our great country.

However, this doesn’t mean Republicans should sacrifice their principles. “Jesus never compromised on what was right – but he told people stories so they could understand it,” Santorum argued.

Engaging in the culture, community, and the church are the key first steps, according to Santorum. Don’t separate yourself from people who don’t agree. Effective storytelling is the key to making the Republican positions marketable.

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Wayne Dupree

Wayne Dupree is owner and founder of WayneDupree.com. He was named to the 2017 Newsmax’s 50 Most Influential African-American Republicans. He served in the USAF between 1987-1995. He saw time in Operation Desert Storm/Shield and is the father of three. He is the host of the Wayne Dupree Show.

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