The Republican Party has to wean itself from "Principled Republicanism/Reaganism," the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and liquefied natural gas in the near future to maintain any semblance of a toehold around these parts and for me, personally ("Can GOP unhook from ideologues?" The Daily Astorian, May 15).
I have recently been re-introduced to good old Roosevelt Republicanism. I have taken that philosophy to heart, and it feels really good to do so.
If it doesn't change, 2008 is going to be devastating for the G.O.P. There was a time in America when a Democrat and a Republican could work together in bipartisanship on issues and come to common and amicable resolutions.
We need that now more than we ever have.