Ironically I think the thing that is really going to sell politically in the near term is “Socially Conservative, Fiscally Liberal”.
A candidate on the right side of all the leading social issues, who will still “preserve and maintain” Social Security, while “going after those Grrrrreeeedy Eeeeeeevil Wall Street Bankers”. will clean-up electorally IMO.
For sure there are a whole lot of voters in my area who won’t vote for Dems because their social positions are anathema. But they are 110% on-board with Blue Model Economics. If the Dems were to flip to Social Conservatism they’d probably never lose an election here again.
Mike Huckabee? I know I'm in the minority here, but I'd support him in a heartbeat. I did in '08.
I think the term “socially liberal” hinges on two issues - abortion and gay marriage.
As I consider myself to be libertarian, which makes me conservative, I don’t understand how a libertarian can be other than for the rights of the unborn. As for gay marriage - what consenting adults do in the privacy of their own home is not the business of the government. But changing the definition of marriage beyond one man and one woman opens doors I would rather not see opened - like that fast food commercial.
Show me someonw who claims to be socially liberal, but fiscally conservative and I will show you someone who will wimp on fiscal matters too, because they have no faith in individual responsibility - (Chris Christie, for one), and are terrified of being branded as extremists.
Where is any real world evidence for your bizarre claim, and besides, it was simply a fantasy description of an impossible reality anyway.
The reality is that conservatism is both social and fiscal, liberalism is the opposite, and libertarians are a handful of fantasy people who imagine a world of broken and liberal people who for some odd reason won’t vote themselves social gifts to support their lifestyles.