Sorting through some old boxes this morning, I ran across the March 14, 1993, “Orange County Voices” page of the Los Angeles Times (sorry, no link because I couldn’t find it in the paper’s archives).
Under the banner headline, “GOP Must Define Its Basic Essence, Offer Clear Vision of Future”, the paper offerred “a representative sample” of readers’ letters “on the future of the GOP and what its themes, appeals and programs should be”.
And what were folks thinking 16 years ago?
Party Needs Goals Such as Reagan Had, George Bush Didn’t
Party Must Address Pocketbook Issues Vital to Middle Class
GOP’s ‘Conservatism, Pro-Life Stance Didn’t Cost It White House’
GOP Should ‘Emulate (Reagan’s) Philosophy of Less Government’
‘Republican Party Didn’t Lose[;] Bush and Bushonomics Lost’
Should Anyone Care ‘What’s Next for Republican Party?’
If only the party leadership had listened.