GOP strategist Frank Luntz has an op-ed
in the Washington Post
today, calling on Republicans to embrace the "fed ups ... a large and growing constituency of independent voters who have held the balance of power in every election since 1992, and will hold it again in 2008."
Luntz criticizes Congressional Republicans for starting off the 110th Congress not with a series of counter-proposals to the Democratic agenda, but with whiny procedural complaints. Like Newt Gingrich, Luntz wants the Republicans to become the party of bold ideas again - and he cites hard-rightists like Rep. Paul Ryan (WI) (last seen fighting for purity
at the conservative summit) and Sen. John Kyl (AZ) as examples of smart leadership.
What's amusing is that Luntz does not stop to consider whether it might be the conservatives' bold ideas with which the public is "fed up" in the first place.
Labels: Congress, conservatives, Frank Luntz, Paul Ryan