Fun reports at The Politico about a meeting to be held next week post election wherein the movers and shakers among what’s left of the conservative movement will gather to formulate a strategy for the future.
The meeting will include a “who’s who of conservative leaders — economic, national security and social,” said one attendee, who shared initial word of the secret session only on the basis of anonymity and with some details about the host and location redacted.
The decision to waste no time in plotting their moves in the post-Bush era reflects the widely-held view among many on the right, and elsewhere, that the GOP is heading toward major losses next week.
One of the topics of discussion will be how to fashion a “national grassroots political and policy coalition similar to the out Reagan years,” said the attendee, a reference to the development of the so-called New Right apparatus following Jimmy Carter’s 1976 victory and Reagan’s election four years later.
Interesting. It’s clear they won’t be moving to the center, it’s clear Sarah Palin will figure prominantly in the discussion no matter what happens on November 4, and it’s clear they are every bit as out of touch with America as their opposition claims.
Sad. It really is sad. True one party rule is dangerous for everyone – as the Bush administration has demonstrated. Having the GOP too weak to even mount a spirited defense isn’t in anybody’s best interest.