How the GOP can suc­ceed

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor - MARVIN L. HOOVIS Cen­ter­ville, Mas­sachusetts

Repub­li­can sup­port­ers are not in­ter­ested in hear­ing ‘I am a dif­fer­ent kind of Repub­li­can,’ ‘I will make our coun­try great again,’ or ‘I will bal­ance the bud­get.’ They are look­ing for a Repub­li­can can­di­date to em­brace and fully sup­port the Repub­li­can agenda of smaller gov­ern­ment, lower taxes, a su­pe­rior mil­i­tary, per­sonal and reli­gious free­doms and poli­cies to as­sure na­tional se­cu­rity and as­sist busi­nesses in cre­at­ing jobs and en­ergy in­de­pen­dence.

Pres­i­dent Rea­gan was a good role model. He took his poli­cies to the peo­ple and told them that with their sup­port, he and they could suc­ceed. He also was able to counter the op­po­si­tion’s at­tacks in a calm but force­ful way. The Repub­li­cans need to be re­al­is­tic. Get­ting things done re­quires tact, sound ar­gu­ments and a team men­tal­ity.

In or­der to strengthen their po­si­tion, Repub­li­cans need to be spe­cific about what is wrong with Pres­i­dent Obama’s poli­cies and lead­er­ship, pro­vide their own plans for deal­ing with our many prob­lems — in­clud­ing re­vers­ing or re­peal­ing Mr. Obama’s failed poli­cies — and most im­por­tantly, not use per­sonal at­tacks on their pri­mary op­po­nents. Th­ese serve no use­ful pur­pose.

Rea­gan

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