A bunch of us stayed last at our YR meeting last week and things got down, as they usually do, to who we would support for president after this debacle of a government shutdown. This group spans the spectrum of Republicans, honestly. Nearly everyone agreed it had to be a governor, and that anyone connected with this mess will have real problems. The name repeated over and over?
This is a tiny sample, and totally unscientific. The impression I got was nearly all Republicans, save the Sarah Palin/Mark Levin/Ted Cruz wing, are ready to make peace. The tea party has brought valuable passion and new blood into the party, but even to someone like me it has gotten carried away, especially under the spell of Cruz. Yet the wariness towards someone like Chris Christie or Jeb Bush remains. Scanning the country, everyone seemed to agree that Scott Walker would be the best nominee. He's taken everything the left can throw at him, has been very successful, looks to be headed towards reelection, comes from a part of the country that I believe is just beginning to turn back to the GOP, and is someone nearly everyone can find something in his record and say "I like that."