"Republicans need more plain-speaking leaders who fight for providing opportunity to more people through less government intrusion. In other words, the Republicans truly do need more Jack Kemps." Which is why Newt Gingrich would have been a far superior candidate than Mitt Romney. Romney represented the effete and feckless Dole-McCain establishment point of view which was about as exciting as watching grass grow. Some say Romney didn't turn out the base. I say it's amazing that he turned out anybody!