Re "What is the future of California's GOP?" (Head to Head, Nov. 8): How do Republicans restart their failing political party? Stop trying to dictate everyone's personal business, stop getting involved in something as private as abortion, stop trying to dictate who may marry and stop promoting this "family values" facade. As we have seen multiple times, they often wind up just as shady as others in political office.
Fiscal matters should dominate. Abortion and gay marriage are non-issues except for their emotional content and that's no way to run a government.
Conservative Republicans used to lead, not follow ultra morons like Rush Limbaugh, Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin, or allow ultra-conservative news to tell them how to think, act or vote.
-- Jimmy Short, Sacramento
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