Over the weekend I participated in the Underwood Interns Republican Summit. The exchange of information was productive and the new faces were exciting.
Driving home I thought it is time for a real Republican Summit. Nothing is getting done by the State Party. The citizens of our State deserve a two-party system. Those crying out to help are being ignored. Real leadership is needed.
There is essentially one role for a political party. That is getting the faithful to the polls. This is not getting done. All one has to do is look at the near misses in 2008.
There are no fights or factions in the Republican Party. It is all about frustration. This must be ended.
The example set by the Underwood Interns (Governor Underwood would have been proud) should be followed by the State Party Chairman. He should call a real Republican Summit.
My vision would be a small group of not more than a dozen which includes the experienced, new idea folks, friend and foe. Everything should be on the table. A Summit leader who has proven they understand the party, political process and State should lead the Summit.
A proper setting should be found and the Reagan 11th commandment should guide the Summit.
This group should meet until the job is done – even it takes days. All this must be accomplished by Labor Day.