Yesterday the Republican party lost it's third special house seat election in the Mississippi 1st district. This wasn't the region in Mississippi that I grew up in but I know the area well. This is really bad for our party. This is a district that Bush carried by over 60%.
It's clear that this fall will be brutal for Republicans. Anyone with a 55/45 congressional district is in play with a lot of 55-59%GOP seats. I sure hope this trend bottoms out before 2009 or we are in for some real difficulty in the statewide and house of delegate races.
UPDATE: We received an email from a reader expressing concern that my post could be used by Democrats against our candidates. First, this post is for Republicans who just don't get it. We are in trouble and so far most have been unwilling to admit it or do anything about it. For the past few years, we've had Republicans running against Republicans and Democrats running against Republicans. That means Republicans are going to lose, which is what we've been doing a lot of lately.
Yes, this is a public blog and my comments can be used by others, even if out of context. But that concern shouldn't override the need to speak openly and honestly about the situation our party is in. If we don't talk about it, nothing will change and we will continue to lose. Instead of worrying about our dirty laundry, lets put it through the wash and start winning elections again.