“This is a Hearts and Minds effort.
It requires a new way to think about the political battlefield.’
Well said - sounds like what Boehner is saying:
“That doesnt mean changing our principles; it means changing our approach.”
When the GOP-E says, That doesnt mean changing our principles; it means changing our approach, they MEAN, “Screw principles! We need to be like democrats and hand out goodies to win!”
Anyone who has seen Boehner in action knows his biggest regret is that he can’t openly campaign on principles that are just 1 deg different from Obama. If Obama is heading left on a heading of 270, Boehner wants to head left on a heading of 271.