Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Looking to 2010

I'm a day or so behind in my blog reading, so I missed Little Miss Attila's post the other day on the whole issue of Republican leadership. I mentioned the other day that I am so OVER the Rush brouhaha, and I'm not alone.

She wrote:

"We don’t need one man or woman at the helm. We need a core of bright people to debate the issues, and figure out strategies for taking back the Legislature in 2010. By 2011 we will need a couple of people to actually run for office, but even at that point it should all be a team effort—including the winnowing of the candidates down to one, and that last man/woman standing deciding who would be the best partner to have in taking back the White House.

We don’t all have to agree on everything: let’s start with fiscal sanity and a sober foreign policy, and see where that leads us."

This is exactly what I've been thinking but didn't have the eloquence to properly express. We absolutely need to stop all this "who is in charge" nonsense and get back to issues, and the issues closest to the conservative values we've strayed from would be fiscal responsibility and strong foreign policy and national security.

At the rate things are going, by judging Obama's first 50 days, we should be on target to storm the doors in 2010 as far as fiscal responsibility goes. And if Obama makes good on closing Gitmo and ends up releasing a crop of terrorists, well, national security can't be far behind as a strong point for our side.

So, Republicans (and Conservatives!). Chill out. Let's focus on the issues and getting our focus back. Aim high.

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