Who speaks for the Republican party?

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    Poll: Most don't know who speaks for GOP - USATODAY.com
     
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    Seems the dems had an identity crisis around 2004. good thing they never overcame it. Oh wait, they did.
     
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    This is utter nonsense. How can one person speak for an entire party? Who speaks for the Democratic Party? Obama? I'm sure there are plenty of Democrats that would say Obama doesn't represent them.
     
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    The problem is not so much that they have nobody to speak for them, just that they have very little to say for themselves.
     
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    nonsense? repubs had a unified "message" since Reagan... democrats have never had one voice (the whole "I don't belong to any organized political party... i'm a democrat" thing...and we've always eaten our own.

    the repubs have no voice because the rightwingnuts want to force out the sane people and they're battling for control. personally, i'd prefer the colin powell school beat out the rush wingnut school...they're smarter on that side of the divide.
     
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    The Republicans don't lack a message they lack an audience. Nobody really cares what they have to say because they haven't forgotten Bush, so now the American people are letting the Democrats have their turn to see if they do any better. But as I said, all this focus on "Who's the supposed leader of the Republican Party?" is nonsense. There is no one person that speaks for all Republicans.
     
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    Mr Kemp was one of the most prominent Republicans of his generation. He was secretary of housing and urban development under the first George Bush. He thought of running for the Republican nomination in 1996 and became Bob Dole’s running-mate. But his real influence was ideological. He was a tireless advocate of supply-side economics: the man who persuaded Ronald Reagan to abandon deficit-hawk Republicanism in favour of aggressive tax cuts.

    Mr Kemp started his career as a wiry, eager quarterback for the Buffalo Bills, before riding his popularity as a sports star to a seat in Congress. There he was consumed by a vision of how to make the world better. He lent his name to the Kemp-Roth tax cuts of 1981, one of the opening salvos of the Reagan revolution, and championed school vouchers, enterprise zones and housing vouchers


    Jack Kemp: Conservative hero | The Economist
     
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    if i were a republican....i would look to kemp to gather the party back together...
     

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