Friday, March 14, 2008

GOP In Trouble

For all those Republicans who follow the philosophy that a Clinton or Obama presidency will teach the GOP a thing or two about picking the right candidate, and meanwhile coming back into the majority at Congress...well, looks like you're going to have to rethink it.

Ensign said about half of the Senate’s 49 GOP members are “not even close” to being on pace to raise the amount of money they are expected to for the committee and fellow candidates. The members are expected to raise between $750,000 and $3 million, depending on seniority and stature…

The filing deadline for two other targeted races, Iowa and Montana, is Friday and Thursday, respectively, and no major or well-funded candidate has yet signed up for either one.

Ensign could have to defend upwards of 12 Republican-held seats in November, as Democrats have landed solid candidates in even some long-shot races.

As AP says, "Are Reid and Pelosi actually going to turn a 19% approval rating into a net gain in seats?"

The bottom-up plan to restore solid conservative ideals- a superb idea, by the way- just doesn't seem to be panning out right now. Four years in the wilderness may very well bring the GOP back to its senses about what needs doing but the problem is this; what havoc would a Democrat President, with a Democrat majority to play with, wreak on the country in the meantime? Especially if that President happens to be the most liberal member of Congress?

Frankly, it seems to me, it would be better to have McCain- who is a least conservative on some issues- than a solid liberal who will never take the conservative line. Right?

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