Advice for the GOP from a victorious British conservative

The right needs to abandon the religious rhetoric and offer a pro-freedom program as an alternative to Obama. It must also admit mistakes — the deficit, spending, and Bush’s abysmal record on civil liberties and human rights (Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib).

The right needs to broaden the coalition to include libertarians (not LP types) and market-oriented liberals. A large proportion of the latter groups voted for Obama and delivered his victory.

The right also needs to champion its black advocates, like Tom Sowell. It cannot allow the Democrats to get over 90 percent of the black vote unchallenged. It needs to engage with pro-liberty black groups.