Don't call it a comeback
May 4, 2009 1:32 PM Subscribe
posted by Joe Beese (136 comments total)
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This weekend, at a pizza restaurant
in the liberal suburb of Arlington, Virginia, more than 50 people
attended the first event held by the National Council for a New America
- which is intended to "be a dynamic, forward-looking organization that will amplify the common-sense and wisdom of our fellow citizens through a grassroots dialogue with Republican leaders." The speakers included former presidential candidate Mitt Romney and House Minority Whip Eric Cantor, who said, "This is not about messaging, this is not about branding.
This is about trying to foster some discussion, because what's going on in Washington right now is not reflective of the mainstream of this country."
Also speaking was former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who said, "So our ideas need to be forward looking and relevant. I felt like there was a lot of nostalgia and the good old days in the [Republican] messaging. I mean, it's great, but it doesn't draw people toward your cause." Conservative blog RedState
comments, "Until something actually
happens with this effort, I am going to have to say no, there is no value in not giving it a chance." [Sarah Palin
has not yet responded
to her invitation to join.]