Former GOP Rep. Joe Walsh writes for The Bulwark:
It’s time to plant our flag, take ownership of where many American voters are, and begin down the difficult road of building a new political party. A “radically centrist, common sense, let’s get shit done party.”
A party that is populist in tone and centrist in policy outcomes. A party that’s socially tolerant and fiscally responsible. Yes, a party that embraces democracy, decency, the rule of law, and telling the truth. Those should all be self-evident.
But also a party that recognizes the key issues of our day –trade, climate, immigration, health care, the economy, et. al.– and advances responsible public/private reforms and solutions.
You know, like, climate change is real, it’s a huge problem, we need to act now, but no, we don’t need a Green New Deal and total government overhaul of our economy.
Read the full essay.
My friend @WalshFreedom eloquently makes the case for going boldly where none has successfully gone before and starting a radically centrist third party. Not quite convinced it’s doable, but very much worth a read. https://t.co/5U7JMYsZO5
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) February 25, 2021