The days of "not conservative enough" or "too conservative for me" should be erased from our political vocabulary once the primary process is complete. At that stage, we must join together to help our candidates win elections and begin the critical job of stopping the flow of liberal policies coming out of Washington and numerous state capitals across the land.In greeting the New Year, Michael Reagan's hope is that all Republicans will work together in the best interests of our country:
The challenges ahead are too great for us not to make this resolution together. For if we fail, I fear our nation will pay a hefty price -- hopefully not an irreversible one. -- Michael Reagan (January 1, 2010)
I am resolute in my conviction that we can no longer afford to wage the type of attacking and bitter intra-party battles that have weakened our ability to coalesce as a party in opposition to the wasteful and damaging policies coming out of Washington. That is not to say that we should not engage in spirited primaries in an attempt to put forth the best candidates for the general election. What it does mean is that once a Republican candidate is victorious in the primary, all Republicans should give them their full support. Moreover, this support must not stop after the ballot has been cast.The year is before us ... the outcome remains to be seen.