It is often said, “The souls of political parties are won and lost in elections.” If that is true, then a Party’s Values reflect the Values Candidates choose to embrace or abandon when running for office.
Candidates With Conviction, Those Who Support Them, and the People They Choose to Represent are the True Source of a Party’s Values.
While Party Leaders like to claim that they establish and are the source of the Party’s values, their power is limited to guidance. The true source of a Party’s values is Candidates with conviction running on the values that define them. The true source of a Party’s values is the values of those who support them. The true source of a Party’s values is the values of the people they choose to represent.