The form letter from the GOP's new leaders ;Senator Mel Martinez,
General Chairman of the Republican Party and Mike Duncan, Chairman, Republican National Committee ,asked for my ideas, saying:
"We can’t afford to wait another day. We must return to our roots as the party of freedom and reform, of lower taxes, limited government, individual responsibility, freedom here and abroad, and the power of faith.
As we begin this new chapter, share with us your ideas on how we can make our Party stronger, now and in 2008."
So I did. No original thought here, but if the GOP IS the party of freedom,lower taxes, etc. we need to stand up and boldly say so.The alternative is to lie down and be mere contrarians as the Dems and their media allies are allowed to set an agenda of defeat, taxation and government intrusion that dims the light of Liberty.
My shared thoughts were these:
"Hugh Hewitt said it best.
Win the war. Confirm the judges. Cut the taxes. Control the spending.
Add to that: SECURE THE BORDER, and we can win it back.
Don't expect to win without a succinct message.
Tell Americans how we will do these, WHY they are important, why they MUST be done, tell them again, and tell them that you told them.
You are fighting a media whose template is: "Which one of the Dems is going to retake the White House?"
Deal with it. Fight like men, don't be pushed off your main points by every wave of bad press.
That is, DON'T BACK DOWN, THINKING THAT YOU WILL MAKE FRIENDS OF THE NY TIMES AND THEIR ILK. YOU WON'T.
These issues are more than political footballs, do them. Don't think that you will win by being merely the contrarians . Republicans must have a conservative message to win. Win the war. Confirm the judges. Cut the taxes. Control the spending. SECURE THE BORDER.