Thursday, May 15, 2008

After Surprising Losses, GOP in "Crisis Mode"

Republicans are searching desperately for a rebrand, after losing three consecutive special elections, in what were consider +R districts. CQ Politics:

The leadership team met in crisis mode Wednesday, one day after Democratic candidate Travis W. Childers bested Republican Greg Davis 54 percent to 46 percent in Mississippi’s 1st District.

The victory by Childers, who is expected to be sworn in next week, followed similar Democratic wins in Illinois in March and Louisiana earlier this month, and it set off a day of soul-searching.

Rep. Thomas M. Davis III , a past chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), issued a blistering memo.

“The political atmosphere facing House Republicans this November is the worst since Watergate and is far more toxic than the fall of 2006, when we lost 30 seats (and our majority),” wrote Davis, R-Va., who criticized the party’s “inarticulate and unfocused national leadership.”
Incidentally, guess who they're blaming?

1 comment:

  1. Foolish Republicans there is no need for a "rebrand". What we need to get back to is tried and true conservative principles. When Republicans abandon principles they get burned. This is one advantage Liberals have because they have no principles to abandon.

    It is going to be bad news for Republicans this November and John McCain will be the leader down the primrose path. Republicans may not be able to regain any kind of majority until we get rid of our current leadership and replace them with people with vision.