First step in retaking the House is retooling the leadership ...
That means getting Pence and Shadegg in there ... here is what I am sending to my Congressman, you might want to do the same:
I am crushed but not overly surprised by the Republican loss in the elections.
Republicans lost in 2006 because the Republican Congress failed to articulate sound principles and failed to show how you were keeping promises to the voters. In your particular campaign, I was disappointed that there was nary a hint of espousing the cosnrevative view of smaller Government and lower taxes.
The only way forward is a fresh start and a return to conservative values:
Please support Mike Pence for minority leader and John Shadegg for minority whip. And please support ending earmarks and a strong GOP resistance to the Democrats' liberal agenda.
I support Pence's statement about what the GOP in the House needs to do. Pence released a document containing a five-point vision in which he declared that ''our primary task these next two years: to expose, dismantle and defeat the 'principles to which we have been forced to succumb.'''
Please join him in that mission. You need to be gearing up to defend our freedom from Democrat policies. You need to defend Republican policies, views and positions more strongly, more forcefully and more successfully.
Those of us who voted for you are counting on you to truly represent us. Please do so by supporting Pence and Shadegg.
It seems to me that Pence's media experience is a big asset. He might create a PR offensive that they need.