Wednesday, October 29, 2008

GOP Can't Decide on Palin's Future

I say send her packing.

She's divisive and brings out the absolute worst in people or at least draws the fringe supporters out of their shells. That's not what anyone needs. 

Surely the republicans can find a better representative to oppose abortion and be pro guns. She's just downright mean and not the least bit worldly, an anti-intellectual. As a nation, we should be aspiring to be smarter. Someone can be down home, folksy or Joe Six Packy and smart at the same time. The republicans need to find themselves grownup leaders, not the mean girl.

The fact that the republicans even have to wonder what to do with her illustrates why the republicans are losing. Republicans need to get a platform. They can't just loathe government. They can't just hate non Christians. They can't just hate immigrants. They can't just be pro war. They can't just like guns. They can't just be pro abortion. They can't just hate taxes.

Republicans need to understand the real problems in America and figure out solutions. They need to be more inclusive.

Republicans completely failed to recognize the importance of restoring America's standing in the world. It wasn't even a topic for McCain in this election. The whole party seems outdated. 
CNN: In one corner are some conservatives who believe the Alaska governor has been a detriment to John McCain's presidential bid and threatens to lead the party astray for the foreseeable future.

Another faction says Palin's core-conservative beliefs, demonstrated political acumen, and compelling frontier biography position her to reshape the face of a party now viewed by many voters as out of touch.

It's a debate,somewhat ugly at times, that is beginning to play out in public view as Republicans brace themselves for the possibility of losing the White House and a significant number of seats in Congress come Election Day. And that may leave the party in shambles with drastically reduced influence in Washington