California Republicans Try Balancing Act. Again.

February 26, 2012 · Filed Under CA Politics, Elections, Political Parties and Independents · 3 Comments 

Republicans party the weekend away in Burlingame. (Photo: John Myers/KQED)

BURLINGAME-- This weekend's gathering of the California Republican Party provided another example of how hard it must be for a political party to dig itself out of a deep popularity hole, when every option comes with a downside.

Throw the party's base supporters some choice red meat... and risk that persuadable voters who tune into the media coverage recoil. But tamp down the fiery rhetoric in hopes of projecting a "kinder, gentler" image... and risk leaving the party faithful full of accusations that moderates are trying to water down the GOP brand.

'Tis a dilemma to be sure.
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