Recently, I’ve been thinking of writing a book on politics.
I go in the bookstores, and I see lots of books in the politics/current affairs section on being a libertarian or being a conservative, and how the future is with the Republican Party and its conservative/libertarianism. I see fewer books from the other side of the aisle, but they’re there, too.
I don’t see any books for me.
I want to see a book about how the Republican Party, if it is to forge a Republican future, must embrace its socialist and progressive roots, must carry forward its tradition of social justice and civil rights.
In others words, a book about how to be a Teddy Roosevelt Republican in the 21st century. 🙂
I look at today’s Republican leadership, and I don’t see a man fit to lick Roosevelt’s boot. None are of his intellectual caliber. Roosevelt was a man of boundless energy and limitless ideas.
I don’t see energy or ideas from Mitch McConnell or John Boehner. Repealing health care reform is a priority, but the Republicans have no ideas with which to replace it. Putting the American financial house in order is vital, but Republican plans would send the economy over the cliff.
I don’t know that I’ll actually write it, but I’m thinking about it… 😉