Lucky 7Commentary by Pete du Pont
May 15, 2009
Steps to a Republican comeback.
The Republican Party needs serious rejuvenation. Since Ronald Reagan left the presidency in 1989 and Newt Gingrich left the House in 1999, the Republican Party has been in decline. Between 2006 and 2009 it slid from a 55-member Senate majority to a minority of just 40. In 2005 the Republicans controlled the House, 232-203; today the Democratic majority is 257-178. And of course there was a Republican president for eight years; now there is a Democratic one for at least four.