Former Newt Gingrich staffer Matt Towery, who heads the political firm Insider Advantage, has the “right” idea about what’s next for the Republicans. Notice I did not say “conservatives” because some mild conservatives might find a comfortable home inside the Democrat Party if the Blue Dogs continue to growth. If the White House initiatives actually start to kick-in, the Blue Dog conservative Democrats numbers could counterbalance some of the liberal weight and produce a near center party. That nightmare scenario could be real trouble for the GOP.
Why Fox or CNN hasn’t put a pile of money in front of Towery is a mystery because the guy makes good old common sense. In a recent column, Towery wrote of the need for new blood in the GOP. I personally don’t think the Republican party is on life support quite yet, but they could use some new style points to get their swagger back.
(Here comes a classic ramble)
So I am watching ABC Private Practice last night because that show is almost as thought-provoking as Grey’s Anatomy (recorded CSI and NBC’s Southland—I need a life). The guy who saved the lady president on Fox’s 24 is starting a cutting edge medical facility and trying to woo the attractive sister over to his operation. The lady with the cool southern accent who runs the regular hospital wants the job but the guy from 24 said no and by the way, you are fired because you don’t have a heart. Ouch.
My point is that you must have a heart to go with your mind or the people will notice and react. Love him or hate him, Obama has a heart and cares about moving America forward. The same statement can be said about Newt Gingrich, Obama’s obvious opponent in 2012.
On the subject of heart, contributor to this blog Helen Blocker Adams of Augusta is celebrating her birthday today so I assume the local schools are closed for the holiday or for flu prevention. Helen is an asset to the region because she has a kind heart and the area elected officials must be hearing the footsteps of her approaching stylish pumps—watch out.
Republican Ray McKinney of Savannah brought new blood to the 12th District congressional race last year but the blue bloods wanted a D.C. insider. The return of the GOP starts with new blood from existing sources.