BECAUSE THE 3RD ESTATE WON'T LET IT. And you can be sure that someone somewhere will ask a candidate his personal views on those issues. Shortly thereafter those personal views will be expressed as "a conservative spokesperson said..." and voila, you have another secret agenda. And you can be sure that the libs have an entire library of quotes from a few years back to ensure that those issues remain front and centre.So then why not put such contemporary issues to bed (abortion, climate change, etc.) and get rid of the seagulls around conservatives’ neck during the election?