Scott Wheeler

The American people see Republicans as not the preferable choice of an engaged electorate but the default choice of a desperate nation - the last hope of stopping the devastating attacks on our freedoms and economy from the current power structure, led by Obama, Pelosi and Reid. Unfortunately many elected Republicans see that wave of anxiety as their ticket to the reins of power. Giddy Republicans are gearing up for the transfer of that power from the creator of biggest government this nation has ever witnessed to being the custodians of it, and based upon what we have seen in many of the primary battles this year, many of us fear that the new Republican boss will be the same as the old Republican boss—the one that fails to recognize America’s right and proper demand for a return to Constitutional Government.

But Republicans have an opportunity to do something extraordinary. Something exemplary. Something that would demonstrate their commitment to the Americans who put them in office. Republicans, upon assuming power, should nominate an incoming freshman to be Speaker of the House. It would be a bold move but it is the kind of thing that can remake the GOP- in the image of the country. It would loudly declare that Republicans recognize that people of this nation want to govern themselves and not be slaves to political establishments from either side. It would be a loud proclamation that the party should exist for the people, and not the other way around. It would represent formal recognition that the people run the country.


Scott Wheeler

Scott Wheeler is executive director of the National Republican Trust PAC. Wheeler is a former television producer, international investigative journalist, and veteran of the U.S. Army infantry.