Renewing the contract

The American Spectator
by Philip Klein

11/08/06

In assessing last night's results it is important to note that it was not a defeat for conservatism; it was a defeat for Republicanism, or at least, what Republicanism has come to represent. In the past 12 years, Republicans went from the party that promised 'the end of government that is too big, too intrusive, and too easy with the public's money' to the party of the Bridge to Nowhere; it took control of Congress on a pledge to 'end its cycle of scandal and disgrace' and went down in defeat as the party of Tom DeLay and Mark Foley. Having abandoned its core principles, the Republican Party had nothing to run on this year, so its campaign strategy centered on attacking Nancy Pelosi -- a questionable tactic...

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