After doing everything possible to undermine a border security candidate in 2006 (Graf) the NRCC and RNC have been calling and mailing asking for money based on, get this, doing something about illegal immigration. This is only one small issue that I believe has resulted in some strong skepticism within the ranks of the Republican Party.
I believe Newt Gingrich’s article from last week honestly and correctly addressed this skepticism, not only among Republicans but among many within the overall electorate. Newt has not entered the race but I think this message would get the attention of the electorate, whoever delivers it. Whether he enters the race or not his intellect and vision would be helpful to the party.
Mitt Romney came pretty close to Newt’s tact with this ad. He also released an open letter to Republicans hitting on the same theme. I do not think Romney addresses the issue as well as Newt but he is getting closer.
Anyone running for Congress this year (seems like half of the legislature) would do well to reflect on Newt’s words.
I guess the NRCC is having a little trouble connecting with the party faithful. I wonder if their betrayals in 2006 were worth it?