“Rice is not a conservative. We will lose.”
Exactly. That’s set in stone. If they build it, they won’t come.
We can’t play identity politics like the Dems — put up a woman, put up a Hispanic, put up a black candidate (or mix all three). That doesn’t work for conservatives.
To please our voters, we need a person with a squeaky clean record from birth, conservative bona fides, Christian (no pseudo religions according to some), nice but willing to FIGHT in debates without coming off as a war monger, and someone camera ready.
That is a tall order.