Mathews just said this on MSNBC ... rather than attack it - I sat there to think about it. On the one hand the younger republicans are gravitating left on social issues. Even some older ones like me have gravitated more left on social issues as the country has changed. The tea party has definitely pushed the party to the right. Not going to bloviate that in this thread - we've discussed the tea party movement. So I'm not sure mathews is right. However - the republican party is at a crossroads. If it continues to go further right it will lose voters to the democrats. What will the younger moderate to moderate conservatives think of this. Do you agree with Mathews? What is your opinion?