Evan Bayh was on the talk show circuit this morning. He stated that the GOP needs to decide whether it wants to win elections or to make a statement. I found it an interesting point because I don't know where I stand on the issue. Bayh's point was that you have to compromise like Romney and McCain and Bush and Reagan to win in national elections. I agree. However, I also feel that you have to make a moral argument. On fiscal issues, I don't think it has worked for Republicans to say that they are going to spend, but spend less than Democrats. Democrats, simply ask for more than they want and then the Republicans compromise in a place where Democrats feel comfortable and year by year the deficit and debt grow. And at election time, Democrats have the ammunition to say that Republicans are spenders too. The point is that I don't see how a national party can have as its platform that it is Democrat light. I think Republicans have to believe and promote a balanced budget for the GOP to be able to differentiate themselves. On capitalism, promote free markets rather than some hybrid government business coalition. I think people would rather see true free markets over crony capitalism. What do you all think? Is Evan Bayh right or does the GOP need to make clear stances to differentiate itself?