Reading some of the blogs today, I am struck by the despair. What happened in the election last night was a blow to us and more importantly, it will likely be a blow to the country. As I said in my post last night, we need to not look at the election as the end of the world but as a new beginning. One thing most of us have agreed on is that the Republican Party has lost it's way. Well, look at last night as a big kick in the seat of the pants. We've had cold water thrown on us. The alarm clock is ringing and it's our wake up call.
One election and one man cannot do permanent damage to our country. America is too strong and it will remain strong long after anyone president has departed the White House. We survived Jimmy Carter. This country survived disco, with this you could say we've been to Hell and back.
Here are a couple of examples of what is in store for us.
First we have this article from the Wall Street Journal on where the GOP goes from here. The article discusses the coming fight for the soul of the Republican party. There are some good names listed here and while there is a battle looming, I think it's a battle that we need to have. Further, I think that what comes out of this battle will be much stronger and cohesive and will be ready to retake the country.
Then we have this video. I actually caught this interview live last night on Fox and must admit I did know this congressmen before then. His name is Paul Ryan and he is a Republican from Wisconsin. He is discussing the possibility of cleaning house in the House of Representatives and instilling new GOP leadership. He won't directly say this is what is looming but his denial is answer enough. He may be one of the smartest men you have never heard of.
So, keep up the good fight. We lost a battle last night but the war for determining the direction of the country is far from over.