This refusal to detail plans is frustrating to the chattering class of which I am a member, but it is shrewd politics. Boehner has admitted that there will be a need for speed when and if he gets the Speaker's gavel, but he won't provide any targets for the president and his gang to shoot at. Their destructive policies are and will remain the target. Boehner and the GOP doesn't need a manifesto. Their manifesto is, simply, "repeal and replace' stop the spending and the apologies."
And that is enough. On Thursday's program I interviewed 11 Republican challengers from across the country --from Pennsylvania, Ohio, Colorado, Arizona and California. Their names and links to their campaigns are all listed at HughHewitt.com. I urged my audience and I urge every reader to donate $25 or $50 or more to as many of them as possible. They represent a quarter of the pick-ups the GOP needs to regain the House majority.
These eleven are from very different backgrounds: Two farmers, a dentist, two Marines, five businessmen, a Hill veteran. Most of them never considered a career in politics until very recently, but now they are the proverbial "mad as hell" and running hard. Most have children, young children, including many under two.
They all said the same thing as Leader Boehner: This has to stop. The president, Pelosi and Reid are ruining the country and with it the future of these and all American kids.
It isn't a long platform, but John Boehner is right. It is indeed enough to say "Stop!" and mean it.
If you agree that it must stop, then visit my site and dig deep. And then visit NRCC.org and make one more contribution for the other 30+ seats the GOP must pick up if sanity is to return to the Congress.