A very good chance of winning
Republicans have a very good chance of winning the White House, the United States Senate, and maintaining a majority in the United States House later this year. The conventional wisdom inside the Beltway is that the President will easily win re-election … and they’re smug about it, too! This election cycle is very different in many ways. Nobody ought to be smug!
The kind of Republican vision that will lead the American people, if the good Lord permits a big win, is a very important consideration. The division and discord among the Whigs in the 1830s rendered them incapable of leading, even though the Van Buren administration was very weak, and incapable of dealing with the pressing economic issues of the times. No solid shared vision emerged and the Whig Party went out of existence … the Republicans replaced it!
Wise Republicans will think like Sen. Jim DeMint, who has worked tirelessly to help awaken the renewal of love for constitutional life and liberty and balanced budgets. These and many other abiding principles, in spite of being scoffed at regularly by elitists, are the stuff that binds Americans into a movement that can produce the kind of “hope and change” that patriotic souls are hungry for! This Republican vision gladly accepts the beneficial contributions of all of its candidates, without making personality a bigger deal than any one Republican!
Ron Paul, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney are much better candidates to face President Obama because they have engaged in debates. This is true for all of them. Some of it has been painful to watch, because all of us who are watching have a favorite we support. But, there will be a pay-off for the whole country … if a unified Republican vision emerges!
Republicans want to win … but only with a strong vision to serve as a roadmap! Republicans have a good chance for a big political victory, in spite of the naysayers. However, if Republicans do not win with a solid and comprehensible vision, their victory will be dimmed by division. Champagne is appropriate for a political victory; but from the next day forward, only a unified Republican vision will transform speeches into something our grandkids can be proud of!
Paul Richard Strange