Formerly known as the Republican Main Street Partnership, the group is now dropping the word “Republican” and opening its doors to Democrats.
And this is the problem with moderate Republicans: the emphasis is on “moderate” as opposed to “Republican”. Yes, there’s a lot of happy talk about bringing together middle-of-the-road Republicans and Democrats – “to find the path forward”, in the words of President Steven LaTourette, “to getting things done and compromise”. But as I scan the horizon, I don’t see too many moderate Democrats out there, and compromise more often than not means simply slowing down the pace of our evolution into a European-style social democracy.
Hey, but good luck with that, Steve. I’ll be following your pursuit of middle-of-the-road solutions with great interest.