Dec 19, 2008

How to Rebuild the Republican Party

Everyone seems to have an opinion about how to rebuild the Republican Party, so I guess I should have one too. As a matter of a fact, I do. The Republican Party has several good potential leaders already in place on the top tiers. Consider potential leaders like Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin, Bobby Jindal, and dozens of others in office and out of office. Therefore, the top does not appear to be the place to start. Let’s go back to the basics. The bottom line is the top will not stand without a firm foundation and the fact of the matter is that the Republican Party does not have the foundation it needs to have. Don’t believe me? Look at the last election results. Had we had the foundation we needed, far more Republican Candidates would now be in office. We went to the polls with a good strong top tier. I mean, who can argue that John McCain was ready to be President? The fact was the man was ready, he had the experience, he had the leadership skills, and he had the mindset to be President. What he did not have is a good solid foundation. The foundation of the Republican Party failed and when the foundation fails, the top will come crumble.

To rebuild the foundation, we cannot start on the national level. We cannot start on a regional level. Unbelievably we cannot start even on a state level. We must start at the foundation that has made the party great in the past. We must start at the grass roots of the party. We must start on the county-by-county, parish-by-parish, and city-by-city level. Consider this, if Miller County Arkansas has a good solid foundation for the Republican Party, what happens in Texarkana, Arkansas? Texarkana, Arkansas in turn will have a solid Republican Foundation. Consider visiting http://www.millercountygop.com/. If each county or parish has a solid foundation, then the city within that area will likely have a strong foundation. Once those foundations are established, then we can move on to a state level.

With each county or parish having a strong Republican foundation, the state will end up electing Republicans to state and local offices. Before long, states will have Republican leadership being elected at all levels. That means that Governors, Senators and Congressmen and women will take the lead as Republicans. Those leaders in turn will throw their political support behind other Republican candidates and before long we will have enough drive to place another President in the White House.

The bottom line here is you and I. We have to get out, join our local Republican Party groups and place our support firmly in those groups. We have to invite others and make them a part of the Party. Make potential Republicans feel at home and a part of the party. Show them our values, what we stand for, what we believe in. Show them our history on pages like this one and other great pages across the net. You’ll be surprised to learn that we share many values with people who believe as we do. The only way to rebuild the party is to start from the bottom and work our way up. Let’s make sure that next time the foundation doesn’t fail the top tier!