Thursday, November 9

future

Who is going to be the new face of the GOP? Who will be the new leader in the House? Will it be John Shadegg? Mike Pence? What about Joe Barton?

I understand that the Republicans are holding a panicky meeting next week to select a new leader. That will be a big mistake. Before choosing a leader I think our caucus first has to set forward an agenda. We have to have a plan for taking back the House in '08 and we've got to commit ourselves to playing hardball politics again, just like the Democrats do.

Now that we're the Minority, maybe we'll be hungrier. Maybe we'll be more creative, more savvy in our approach. Here's a thought: Maybe we'll actually get some stuff done on Social Security, on taxes, on immigration. Or if we can't get anything done, then maybe we can make enough noise about it, with Republican talking points repeated everywhere, by every member of the caucus, that the American people will take notice.

I think if we're talking leaders, Pence would be one of my choices. He's good on television, he's articulate. If there's an upside to our midterm losses its that I won't have to see that fat bastard Denny Hastert anymore.

5 Comments:

Blogger Jaz said...

What about Michael Steele as the new RNC Chairman?

1:36 PM  
Blogger Kent said...

Love it. Great idea, Dude.

7:13 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

I would think that Steele would be the last pick, but thankfully I don't get a voice in this matter. The news out today is that it might be Steele. Is he even a Republican?

11:25 AM  
Blogger Kent said...

Funny. Of course Steele is a Republican. And I'll tell you something, his loss to Cardin depressed me...as did Talent losing to McCaskill, I mean, we've talked about this before Christopher...what a lightweight!

I can't imagine Steele heading the RNC. The only upside is the high profile nature of the job. But he's only got two years and the bar is going to be set so high...if the Republicans don't take control of Congress back in '08, then the entire enterprise will be judged a failure.

I'm thinking maybe we bring back Ed Gillespie.

2:04 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Newt Gingrich. Just kidding. He's too busy running for President to have another full-time job. Ed Gillespie would be a good pick. After all, he already has experience. But maybe WE meed a new direction and some fresh faces in the Republican leadership, or if that's not possible, at least get someone who still believes in the ideology and principles that made our party so successful in the past.

We can't inspire people by recycling ideas or leadership. Let's be bold and try something new for once. Mike Pence would be ok with me also.

2:36 PM  

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