I think that the person who will lead the GOP back to prominence is out there, but not on anyone’s radar screen. When he or she appears I hope that they don’t make the same mistake Reagan didn. If Reagan had a fault it was that he didn’t bring along enough like-minded conservatives into prominent positions to make sure that his positions survived him. Reagan turned out to be a flash in the pan, Gingrich self-destructed, and the business-as-usual Republicans of the 60’s and 70’s took over.
For some reason I’ve yet to figure out, Reagan named the “anti-Reagan” (GHWB) to be his VP and other Bush people to positions of great power. He also kept the advisors who convinced him to sign the “Therapeutic Abortions” bill, while Governor of Kalifornia.
It is way past time we figured out and concentrated on what we have, and must have, in common. We must find leaders that feel, and have felt that way also, instead of taking whatever candidates the GOP establishment and the media choose for us.