A 12-Step Program for the Republican Party
By Tim Alberta and Jim O’Sullivan
Some addicts are confronted through an intervention. Others run to Oprah. In the case of a political party that appears to have lost the capacity to win national elections, redemption starts with establishing something called the Growth and Opportunity Project, a five-member group tasked with identifying the party’s foremost problems and solutions for moving forward. Consider it the Washington version of a cry for help.
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Mitt Romney is still extremely likely to get the GOP nomination, but it looks like he will have to run in the general election as an Independent. He certainly seems to have no home in the Republican Party.”
"Though he still has the support of the party "establishment" (which almost assures him the nomination),by rights Romney really should be following Sen. Olympia Snowe out the same door through which so many others of that extinct political class—centrist Republicans— have been forced to exit, permanently exiled by a party that they no longer recognize and that no longer recognizes them.”
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