I am not what most would consider a social conservative, but the fact is every winning Republican in my lifetime was solid on the social issues. The ones that were wobbly or moderate lost. The myth that this is somehow a losing issue is ridiculous.
Secondly, the flap over the Obamacare mandate has nothing to do with social issues and in fact is bringing a 2 year old issue back to the forefront...does our government have the right to dictate such things or is Obamacare a disastrous power grab and government overreach.
I disagree. We should do like Democrats and go stealth on social issues. Once elected, the new president and a Republican Congress can untangle the mess.