My strategy on wedge issues running for office

Some voters seem to vote based on single issues—guns and abortion seem the big ones.
Here’s an idea for someone running for office: campaign that on those issues, you will keep things as-is for your term. You won’t move to move things one way or the other. You could even suggest that you’d resist others trying to move things.
Many might not like it, but it may diffuse people hating you for opposing them and disarm opponents attacking you. You give them transparency and predictability.
You might consider it intolerable. You might think you should fight for your cause. But it may help you win and get things done in other areas. Besides, do you think you’ll resolve issues going back generations once and for all?
The strategy also follows my principle of no surprises.
Anyway, just a thought. I’m not running for office.
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