Yet this was not a one-time political convulsion in a land of such enduring Republican
In the Mountain West, Republican
candidates had their margins slashed dramatically.
One fiction of a splintered party might even lead to the creation of a third party: One can imagine McCain, if rejected by social conservatives for the Republican
presidential nomination, allying with Lieberman on an independent candidacy.
Missouri, where rightwing Republican
Jim Talent is having trouble holding on against Democratic State Auditor Claire McCaskill.
Log Cabin used to be much too apologetic for bad Republican
behavior," says Chuck Colbert, a freelance journalist and activist who Jives in Cambridge, Mass.
staffers say Mehlman's work reflects a growing diversity in the party's rank and file, which was evident in the 2004 presidential election when Bush's share of the black vote rose to 11% from 9% in 2000.
The National Republicans
continued the Federalists' push for a strong government and industry.
In a few months, I've gone from shy, conservative, unwilling-to-admit-it Republican
, to becoming the founder and chairman of a lively Teenage Republicans
club at school, as well as the state committeewoman for the local Young Republicans
Hagel not only won but won big, receiving a majority of the vote from every major demographic group in the state--including core Democrats such as Nebraska's black population, which had never voted Republican
in modern times.
And they never believed it because they think of DuPage as being just 100 percent Republican
This year, the President and Republican
congressional candidates have revived the idea, proposing a voucher demonstration program and tuition tax credit.