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.

Patrick McGee



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