Almost no Republican needs reminding: The party has lost 5 of the last 6 popular Presidential votes. And now, with one Government Shutdown behind them, new budget battles coming, and midterm elections on their minds, Republicans face a clear challenge: Which direction will they go? Hard to the right, as the Tea Party wing seems to desire? Or more to the middle, as the so-called Establishment might emphasize?
With both sides claiming to represent true conservatism – claiming to be the real heirs to Ronald Reagan – who should voters believe? And with so many competing claims, does any Republican have a clear way forward?
One person who says he does: Joe Scarborough. Host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe and, of course, former US Representative from Florida. He’s author of the new book: “The Right Path: From Ike to Reagan, How Republicans Once Mastered Politics – and Can Again.”
Listen here at Political Wire.