The Republican Party in this Country is simply broken. Why? There is absolutely no central leadership that conservative Americans believe in. Currently, the Conservative movement faces the Tea Party, the Republican Party establishment, and a more gelled Libertarian movement. For many Conservatives the national leadership is simply ineffective and filled with Rhinos, Moderates masking as die-hard Conservatives in the Republican Party.
To find your nearest Rhino, please visit the offices of Lindsay Graham, John McCain, or Haley Barber, to name a few. The party simply lacks cohesion and a centralized message. It seems more often than not, the Republicans are deep-sea diving without lights, goggles, or even oxygen. What revival does the party need? Ronald Reagan.
Back in the 1980s, the Republican Party was blessed with a man named Ronald Reagan. With Jimmy Carter up for re-election and a myriad of economic and social issues facing the United States, Ronald Regan easily captured victory by carrying 44 States, while Carter won a dismal 6 (plus D.C.). Immediately after inauguration, Reagan was strongly tested.
Carter failed to bring to an end the Iran hostage crisis. Reagan successfully ended the long, intense standoff with stellar poise. Thereafter, Reagan focused intensely on deregulation, military build-up, the Soviet Union, and the economy. Reagan gained much ground on these issues and a host of other politically sensitive topics.
More importantly, Reagan was a strong, articulate, and dedicated leader that was greatly respected for his humor and his convictions. Moreover, Reagan provided clarity when Americans were flustered and ushered in confidence when all were weak. Such attributes are missing from the Republican Party, as well as the current administration.