The Crimson reports on a proposal by the Harvard Republican Club (HRC) to sway from the national party platform by not supporting the Federal Marriage Amendment. Could this be the beginning of a wave of moderation? It put me in mind of this Weekly Standard article, which I mentioned in July:
With undergraduates much less radically inclined than they once were, such Dartmouth Review-type rabble-rousing could easily ghettoize conservative students. For example: Harvard's conservative journal, the Salient, has become notorious in recent years for publishing fairly strident articles on homosexuality. On a campus where "organization kids" predominate, there's no quicker way for a right-wing publication to make itself peripheral to student life.
ï¿½The club should not risk alienating a substantial portion of its membership by taking a stand either for or against the FMA,ï¿½ Barro and Lewis wrote in their proposal, which they sent in an e-mail to the GOP open-list on Monday.