Wednesday, November 05, 2008


The Death of The GOP... New England.

After this election, the area that once defined Eastern Establishment Republicanis has not one House seat held by a member of the GOP.

Little bit of trivia: Connecticut's Chris Shays, who lost last night, was a moderate but a true loyalist. He was the one who, in 1997, when learning that several House GOPers were planning on overthrowing Speaker Newt Gingrich marched into the Speaker's office and said, "You need to know what's going on."

Anyway, Mr. Shays is gone and the GOP is looking like a shrunken regional, Southern-based party -- a fate predicted some ten years ago by author Christopher Caldwell.

UPDATE: My post colleague Charles Hurt urges the GOP to get its act together, before it becomes totally "irrelevant."

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