Is it a road to victory to refuse to moderate? Isn't most of America in the middle? Or is Cheney like so many others in denial over the failure of his philosophy? Isn't our ability to adapt to changes what has hoisted mankind to the top of the ladder? Is a refusal to change in fact a death sentence? CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Cheney: Mistake for GOP to ‘moderate’ - Blogs from CNN.com"This is about fundamental beliefs and values and ideas … what the role of government should be in our society, and our commitment to the Constitution and constitutional principles," Cheney said in an interview with North Dakota radio host Scott Hennen Thursday, according to a transcript. "You know, when you add all those things up, the idea that we ought to moderate basically means we ought to fundamentally change our philosophy," Huckabee warns GOP could become 'irrelevant'In an interview with the California newspaper The Visalia Times-Delta, Huckabee said the GOP would only further decline in influence should it alienate social conservatives — largely considered the most energetic and loyal faction of the party. "Throw the social conservatives the pro-life, pro-family people overboard and the Republican party will be as irrelevant as the Whigs," he said in reference to the American political party that largely disbanded in the mid 1800s. But unless you throw them overboard there simply is NO WAY to broaden your appeal. It is that faction alone that turns off a lot of voters especially city dwellers which you cannot win an election without. Sounds lose lose to me.