Michael Steele-and we're deeper into it
I was listening to the Bill Bennett Show this morning. Michael Steele was guest host. Near the end of the show he was commenting on the future of the Republican Party responding to a callers question. My heart fell at what I heard.
He talked about "How do we reach out to the moderates? How do we build a bridge to them? How do we include the Christie Todd Whitman's in the party?"
Two word answer-"We don't!" We let them build a bridge to us. We let them reach out to us.
We tried this bridge building/reaching out crap. We got John McCain.
Say Michael, how'd that work out for us? How did that bridge building go in the 2006 election cycle? I can tell you how well it worked here in Minnesota in 2004 and 2006. Let's say it fell just a bit short of expectations.
My advice? Not saying "We're reaching out." Saying "Follow us."
I have absolutely no desire to waste my/our time building another bridge to nowhere.
Wake up people!