Scott Wheeler

This idea won’t sit well with the leadership in waiting because they, like the Democrats, believe they are entitled to power, that it is their turn, they won the election lottery so they get to sit in the big chair and dictate the seating arrangement. But here is a chance to change the course of history. A chance for elected officials to be bigger than politics. An opportunity for Republicans to demonstrate good faith with the American people by choosing one of them to lead The People’s House, showing that they are serious about reforming Washington, changing the status quo and kicking that image the Democrats and their brethren in the news media have crafted of the GOP as the “Good ole boy” party. Among the field of Republican newcomers poised to win house elections across the country, there are fortunately many who are well qualified to lead, some of whom have led young men into battle, some who have a proven track record of subordinating their own interests, including preservation of life and limb, for a greater cause of the principles of their nation and the lives of subordinate soldiers. Of course this idea will be met with the usual cynicism of “you don’t understand, running the House of Representatives is so hard it requires decades of experience...” We Americans see what all that experience has done for the country, so I hope Republicans won’t be foolish enough to go down this fallacious path. This is a concept few, if any, Washington Republicans will understand, even though it would not only be good for the country, it would be a brilliant political strategy.

In preparation for losing control of the House, Democrats are already framing their targets and sharpening their attacks against who they think will be the Republican leadership. But what if the new leadership was not part of the current Republican establishment? A freshman speaker forces them to attack an American, one of the people they have been ruling—not part of the political ruling class. This would truly expose the Democrats for exactly what they are--- anti American elitists and the American people would rally around an American under attack by the establishment. It would further expose the Democrats war on America’s freedom and their desire to be our rulers instead of our government.

This momentous action would send a clear message to the American people that the establishment elite has been disenfranchised - and that regular Americans are the special interest of the new GOP.

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.