Rob Portman: Renewing Conservatism and the GOP

Stephen Hayes points to an excellent piece by former Representative, USTR, and OMB Director, on what the Republican Party must do to regain the faith of American voters:

The renewal of the Republican Party starts with an embrace of the core principles of fiscal conservatism, smaller government, traditional values, personal responsibility and ethics, not just when we campaign, but when we govern.

But adherence to these core principles is only a starting point. The key to success is turning these principles into compelling policy solutions to real-world concerns.

Go read the whole thing.