The party left him
I see the Republicans have lost yet another House seat in Mississippi. They just don’t get it. President Bush carried all these districts by wide margins. They have distanced themselves from Mr. Bush and anything remotely conservative and have purged our party of any conservative leadership.
All the Democrats had to do from 2002 to 2006 was ask for the McCains and Boehners of the party to get rid of any conservative leader they didn't like and presto, they were gone. The Republicans were given total control of the nation for 12 years and they failed so badly that instead of having a generation of voters behind them they have lost everything by acting like Democrats.
In the meantime, the Democrats have found as many conservative blue dogs as they could and have re-taken power. They will not lose that power as they know what got them the majority, which is to act like and talk like conservatives. I am no longer a registered Republican, I am a conservative independent who has little choice but to look at the Republicans in elections. Just a side note, John McCain will not be getting my vote. Mark D. Plivelich Spokane, Washington