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What’s wrong with the Republicans…

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Here’s a pretty good summation of what’s wrong with the Republicans by Republican strategist Ed Rollins…

Some highlights:

  • The battle to be the “de facto leader” of this party is akin to the question of who wants to steer the Titanic after it hit the iceberg.
  • 26 percent of voters have a positive impression of the party at all and only 7 percent very positive, according to the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey.
  • The Democratic Party is the reverse, with 49 percent positive. When 60 percent of the country approves of the job President Obama is doing, every Republican leader is going backward.
  • Rush Limbaugh is not the Republican Party. If he wanted to get elected to office, he probably could have won or maybe even have gotten the party chairman job.
  • For the foreseeable future, the Republican Party is in the position of being the minority party. Until it nominates a candidate who can attract new voters and expand the base vote of the party, it will stay there.
  • We are a party that needs ideas, new leaders and an inroad into young people and their thinking. That doesn’t mean we have to abandon our old ideas or quit fighting the president’s policies when we don’t believe in them. But we have a lot of work to do.

Written by arnold

March 5, 2009 at 1:45 pm

Posted in Politics

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  1. My husband just told me that some new poll has Obama with an approval rating over 70%. No wonder the Republicans feel desparate.


    March 7, 2009 at 2:36 pm

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