Summarizing recent polling data, Pat Toomey says:
Republicans won their majority in 1994 by offering the American people an idea, manifested with a promise. The idea was limited government. The promise was the contract with America. They never got around to fulfilling the promise. And when they gave up on the idea, the American people gave up on them.
This is really no surprise. The fact that many of the Porkbusters prime targets were Republicans and that Ted Stevens put one of the "secret holds" on the earmark transparency legislation should have been a big tip-off. I'm a registered Republican, but I have no real loyalty to them. I have a loyalty to Christian and Conservative ideas and the protection of our country. The Republican party has pretty well abandoned Conservatism, plays lip service to Christian ethics, and has proven to have poor follow-through on security the last few years.. I'd gladly trade them for anyone else, if there was anyone else to be had.