- - Sunday, November 17, 2013

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

In my book, moderates and Tea Partyers urgently need a common strategy if they are to prevail in the 2016 elections. Without one, they are simply dead on arrival.

Much depends on the individual they support, together, for president. Many are talking about New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as a possible GOP candidate these days, but the truth is that he would never be supported by the Tea Party, just as Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, would never be supported by moderates and independents.

In the 2008 elections there was a candidate to whom I think Republicans should pay attention: former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a former Baptist preacher. Among other things, Mr. Huckabee can reawaken the important Christian conservative bloc that remained absent in 2012.

FELIPE FERNANDEZ
Cutler Bay, Fla.

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