People within Bush-Gonzales' Republican Party are seeing this show is making the GOP unpopular, and that whoa for them at the polls in 2008.
"When we are true to our core principles of lower taxes, limited government and individual responsibility, we win," said Mike Duncan, the RNC's new chairman. However, he added, Republicans lose ground when they stray from those priorities, as the GOP did last fall.
Republicans lost control of Congress, a handful of governorships and several state legislatures in what President Bush has called "a thumping." The stakes will be even higher in 2008, when the White House, as well as the House and Senate, are up for grabs.
In speech after somber speech, leading Republicans invoked the era of Ronald Reagan, saying the GOP must go back to a time of fiscal discipline and efficient government. It was a slap of sorts at Bush, a rejection of the status quo and an acknowledgment that the party has lost its way.
Party activists from across the country held a three-day meeting at a Washington hotel to elect new GOP leaders, formally name Minneapolis-St. Paul as the host city for the 2008 presidential convention and attend to routine party business.
How about dismantling USHS-IAO, and a definitely staged withdrawal from Iraq, with a open review of U.S. Military occupation administration to ensure that such does not serve to inflame rather then reduce the percentage of Iraq’s who see the U.S. military as the enemy?
We forget how the type of military administration varies from within a given country: just ask Eastern Europeans about the significant differences between being occupied by the German military in WWI versus WWII. (Many Jewish people in places as the Ukraine did not flee the Nazi troop in 1941 for not believing that German military would harm them, because of the good reputation of the German military occupation of 1915-1918.)
Should not this be of concern to the people of the
Amongst the elected officials, Ron Paul represents the best chance to save the GOP, and of so much more.