It hurts to lose to no-goodnik Dems. But did conservatism in fact lose? Also: Common Humanity and Islam. Picking on those who picked the wrong winners. None of the above's charisma. Plus much more.
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I am reading your election post-mortem, and your reflections on the
“renewal” of the “contract.” But I can’t help wondering: Where are
the likes of a Newt Gingrich and a Vin Weber in the current band of
GOP House members? Two years is not much time to spawn people of
the caliber of Gingrich & Weber.
on-line reader in Minnesota
Totally agree with your assessment. As an ardent pro-lifer I am
dismayed by the two year setback but the BIG issue is still out
there. JUDGES. I also strongly feel the Republicans will be more
effective under Mitch McConnell and hopefully someone like pence in
the house. We’ll see.
Conservatives lost big. For those who think losing is winning
welcome to the wilderness. Those who believe the stealth Democrat
candidates are conservatives just need to look back at Richard
Gephardt to see how they’ll behave. The Rodham-Clinton/Obama ticket
is now poised to win in 2008.
Disappointing night as it was, the Republicans lost that on major
issues that they let down the base. GWB started off by
collaborating with Ted Kennedy on Education. He ended with Guest
Worker Program/Amnesty and in the interim he expanded government,
schmoozed with the Clintons, forgot Soc Sec Reform and didn’t fight
to win in Iraq. I am stunned that the Democrats will now be in
charge. I grieve for our troops. Butâ€¦ I can’t
even finish that sentence. Sent up there on Capital Hill with such
promise, retained on their response to 9/11, and now this. I guess
we all deserve what we voted for, but I can’t help but think that
we are now turning into Europe.