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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Meghan McCain and Mark McKinnon on the Future of the Republican Party

The Republican Party was essentially destroyed in November so Meghan McCain finds herself in the near lonely position of being a 24 year old member of the GOP; yet former Bush strategist Mark McKinnon makes the point that in four years Obama will be the establishment; opening opportunities for the opposition if they can get smart enough to seize upon on them.

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Blogger Joe B. said:

Can we just let the GOP sit in the corner and reflect for the next 8 years or so before they start planning a comeback?

January 24, 2009 11:46 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

No. It doesn't work that way. Do you think the Democrats did that when Bush beat Kerry and it looked like the Republicans would control all three branches of government for years to come? Nope, Howard Dean got to work and laid the groundwork for the Dems to take back Congress in 06 and Obama to kick ass in 08. (Which by the way they promptly threw Dean under the bus.)

I don't know how successful the huddling of folks like Michael Steele, Newt Gingrich, et al will be within the next four years but the Dems will at least lose some seats in the Congress (that always happens) in two years and we'll see what happens in 12. Though I would prefer Obama not be President then the alternative is that given how shitty things are now it will have to be really shitty (or Obama will have to do something really stupid) to get to that point. And I am not as concerned so much about Obama as I am about the Dems in Congress so the GOP efforts are best suited there so we have some checks and balances.

January 25, 2009 2:26 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

I'm just saying...the GOP needs some soul searching first.

January 25, 2009 11:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Good for Meghan, for being politically active and writing about her ideas and experiences. The McCains are an inspiration to me and many others.

January 26, 2009 9:57 PM  

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