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Mehlman and Mitt Speak

Posted by Ryan on December 1, 2006

Slapping the Republican Party on the back with a good idea, today outgoing RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman spoke candidly to the nation’s GOP governors about reading the midterm defeats properly by getting back to the party’s “core principles” (read conservatism).

However, the most interesting, future-oriented rhetoric came from Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA) in a speech he gave later:

“They [the Democrats] believe that government and Washington has the answer to every question, the solution to every problem.  We, as Republicans, don’t believe that.  But, if you think about it, sometimes over the past two years, we’ve behaved as if we do.”

Good segue into getting back to those core principles.  But he also said in that same speech:

“If you believe as I do, that the source of our strength is our people, then when America faces a new generation of challenges, like we do today, you don’t look to government, you look to make the people stronger.”

I like the way this man is sounds, as he potentially secures that conservative void in the GOP 2008 field.

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