Why We Need A Solid GOP

A reader worries about a Republican meltdown. So do I for the same reasons:

As a Democrat who crossed over to vote Republican only once in her life, I should be delighted at what you wrote. Especially in light of my support for the Obama campaign and McCain's swan-dive this week into the Rove abyss.  But I feel oddly depressed. It took me a while to figure out why.

The biggest thing I have learned in all this was that we need two viable parties in this country (if not more). I don't want the Democrats running wild any more than I do the Republicans. 

We saw where that got us the last seven years. I am sick to death of destructive partisanship, cultural warfare and the dumbing-down of politics. We need the GOP to right its ship with responsible leadership. We need them to be healthy. I can't believe there aren't good men and women in the Republican party who can do this.  God help us if there isn't.

Those of us who consider ourselves conservatives will have a responsibility to try and constructively repair the GOP if they self-destruct. It will take work and some mutual forgiveness. And the work has to start at the core level of political philosophy. I made my contribution here. We may have a long time to debate it.

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