A group of leading Republicans held a town hall meeting on Saturday to discuss the future of the party.
It’s unlikely this was the headline they were hoping for…
“Jeb Bush, GOP: Time to leave Reagan behind”
…Let’s hope not, anyway.
The Washington Times reported:
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Saturday that it’s time for the Republican Party to give up its “nostalgia” for the heyday of the Reagan era and look forward, even if it means stealing the winning strategy deployed by Democrats in the 2008 election.
“You can’t beat something with nothing, and the other side has something. I don’t like it, but they have it, and we have to be respectful and mindful of that,” Mr. Bush said.
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The former president’s brother, often mentioned as a potential candidate in 2012, said President Obama’s message of hope and change during the 2008 campaign clearly resonated with Americans.
“So our ideas need to be forward looking and relevant. I felt like there was a lot of nostalgia and the good old days in the [Republican] messaging. I mean, it’s great, but it doesn’t draw people toward your cause,” Mr. Bush said.
That won’t win over many conservatives.
Here’s another idea– Why not focus on the positive for a change rather than letting the anti-conservative media define the GOP?
Why not focus on the fact that NO GOP members of the House or Senate voted for the record and irresponsible Obama budget? Why not focus on the fact that NO GOP house members voted for the outrageous and irresponsible Spendulus Bill? Why not focus on the outstanding job Republicans do keeping this country safe? Why not focus on Victory in Iraq? Why not point out once in a while who was hoping to surrender?