... "We can't let the Democrats take our issues."... And those issues would be?
"We can't let them pretend to be conservatives," he continued... Why
not? Republicans pretend to be conservative every day.
The Bush White House, faced with the series of losses from 2005 through '08, has long claimed the problem is Republicans on the Hill and running for office. They have scandals, bad personalities, don't stand for anything. That's why Republicans are losing: because they're losers.
That is not a Democratic strategist speaking...it's Ronald Reagan! Or rather the heart and mind of Ronald Reagan as read from the teleprompter. Read the rest of what Reagan's speech writer, Peggy Noonan, has to say about how screwed the Republicans are...I mean really screwed!
We'll be looking for Karen Hughes' mea culpa and dirge, coming soon. It's the only thing left, other than arresting Karl Rove.