If you read this site, you've followed what happened in the elections. It looked like a Detroit Lions game against the Bears.
What we first need is an honest look in the mirror to why this happened. The democrats didn't win the house. We lost the house. IMO, these are the biggest reasons.
1. DMFs giving everyone a bad name. D stands for dumb. I'll let you fill in the rest. With people like Mark Foley, Don Sherwood (Losing a 60%+ GOP seat), Bob Ney, Curt Weldon, and Tom DeLay - we have a real weakness at the top. This killed us in the last month of the election.
2. Iraq. What's the plan? If there is a plan, it need to be communicated to the populace.
3. What has Congress done? What's the plan?
4. Most important. Republicans forgot where we came from. First of all, the leftward movement within the party needs to STOP and stop now. Spending is out of control. We need a return to fiscal sanity. People like Mike Pence and the Republican Study Committee need a more active role in setting the agenda for the party. What do Republicans stand for nowadays? I have to clarify myself these days by saying that I'm a 1994 Republican.
As for the governor's race, I had a bad gut feeling after the first debate. DeVos was simply too nice of guy. He had a plan on his website, but he should have been more specific on his plan in the debate and in TV ads. This was a repeat of 1996 with the losses Up North and weak showing across the board. From what I saw across the state, the biggest loss was among social conservative independent voters.
I'll go more into detail in the future. Until then, I'll just say that it is past time to return to our roots of limited government, low taxes, low spending, protecting our rights, and supporting life. We have to stand for something. We fell for anything and it cost us.
One we go back to where we come from, we'll take back the house. It's time to stop the "They suck, we suck less" and go back to "They're wrong and we're right."