The New Way Forward: Refocusing the Conservative Agenda
Recorded on November 9, 2006
Shortly after announcing his candidacy for Minority Whip Roy
Blunt (R-MO) came to Heritage to give a major policy address.
Viewed as a post-election analysis Blunt admitted that:
"'First, as the party in charge for most of the last six years,
we have often become the defenders rather than the challengers of
business as usual. Second, we have failed to create a culture of
less but better government and too often have given in to the
culture of spending so pervasive in Washington. Finally, we have
allowed our efforts to defend traditional values to be defined as
little more than a politically driven effort to appease 'family
In the speech he mapped out the way forward for conservatives
and provided some direction. Now that both parties chosen
their leaders it is time to get past the rhetoric and put these
promises by our leaders into action.