And I think it is important that there are two healthy political parties that guide what goes on in State Houses and in DC.
Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's announced stepping down today gives rise to my question about just what the voice of the Republican Party is, could be and should be.
It is more about principals than personalities. But the principals need to attract enough people/voters that can move things forward.
I found candidate Palin's rhetoric in the Presidential election last year to be of limited quality, but that was a campaign, not something that addresses the fate of a political party.
Are we as a country at a point as we were in the mid 1800's when it is time for political parties to change? Is the GOP today the Whigs of those days? If so, what are they to be going forward?
I really hate getting constant fundraising e-mails and snail mails from the Democratic Party that generally paint things to be a contest against the Republicans as opposed to asking for support on matters of policy. As far as I am concerned, it is poison from either side of the aisle.
And I would dearly love to see some true leadership in thought and personality from the Republican Party right now. I am not seeing it.
What is it going to take?