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Saturday, December 18, 2004

Outstanding!

posted by Jazz at 12/18/2004 10:43:00 AM

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Big thanks to Joe Gandelman for pointing us to this article on Christie Todd Whitman. The former New Jersey governor has always been a favorite of mine, and I had hoped that she would run for President in 2000. She's one of the more vocal moderates in the party, and has now written a book titled, "It's My Party Too: The Battle for the Heart of the GOP and the Future of America."

This is some really good news. Far too many people have written off the GOP moderates as a sidelined, marginalized, powerless minority in the face of the neocons currently calling the shots. It would be nice if a bold move by Whitman could energize some of the others, including Snowe, Collins and Chaffee.

"It is time for Republican moderates to assert forcefully and plainly that this is our party, too, that we not only have a place but a voice, and not just a voice but a vision that is true to the historic principles of our party and our nation, not one tied to an extremist agenda."

Preach it, sister.

Joe has a longer analysis of the article, also.