CNN published a fascinating collection of opinions from 11 voices in the Republican Party with their speculations on the party’s future.
Doug Heye thinks the Republican Party is irrelevant. Mia Love supports increased diversity. Scott Jennings believes in common sense and simplicity. Sarah Isgur wants to see a set of policies. SE Cupp argues for reinvention. Tara Setmayer warns the Republicans may be banished like the Whigs. The list goes on.
I’m neither a Republican nor a Democrat so here’s my thought: Create a new party.
Many U.S. Presidents represented political parties that don’t exist anymore. Such as the Whig Party. Four U.S. Presidents were associated with it. Similarly, there’s no reason why today’s Republican Party needs to continue to exist. Let it die.
Bring together a spectrum of nonpartisan voices who are dissatisfied with the status quo. Make a list of what is needed and what is not. Then, launch the new party. Start small with local and state candidates around the country. If successful, go national. That’s how parties should be born.
The alternative is the GOP is reformed in pieces; but that runs the risk of unsatisfied incumbents, lost progress, and a still-divided America (and Party). Who wants that?