It depends on who is doing the talking, but some say that the GOP is in a condition of disarray, and some say there are no more problems than usual in any political party. They are both right.
Usually, I listen with great interest as to who thinks what about the condition of a political party, and I think that a lot of people do the same. It comes as no surprise to anyone that the Democrat and Republican operatives are usually at loggerheads with others in their own respective parties. The story on which party is in worse shape changes with whoever is doing the talking.
Yesterday, the House Republicans elected Paul Ryan, (R, WI) as the new Speaker of The House. This is supposedly the third most powerful position in American government, but in the last few years has been a feckless position in spite of Republican majorities. New leadership was required, and it looks like the Republicans have elected a good one.
Paul Ryan was interviewed by John Roberts, Fox News Sunday this morning, and I liked what he had to say. His answers to Roberts questions were responsive, but not getting caught up into giving answers that would pin him down on issues that have yet to be discussed or negotiated. Paul Ryan emphasized vision, and that’s what the party needs. For some reason John Boehner just didn’t get it.
In my business career I learned that you simply can’t achieve goals without vision, dedication, and being open minded. There’s a time to compromise, and there’s a time to hold one’s position. There is also a time to manoeuvre your opponent into a position to help you work toward your goals.
I believe Paul Ryan understands, and this is the man needed to help drag our nation out of the doldrums caused by Obama’s policies. We need leaders, and Paul Ryan is a leader.
The GOP is not as bad off as some would have you think.