No Change for the Republicans
This is hardly a revelation, but the GOP is really a complete joke. They are purportedly looking for "grassroots" ideas. I took the time to fill in their form, but when I got to the categories available to characterize my suggestions, there were none which remotely resembled "ideas" or "platform". Instead I could choose "Tool and Technology - Twitter and Micro Blogging" or "Training - Creative /Arts"! Turns out that their so-called "soul searching" is even more superficial than even a cynic like I would have ever thought possible.
(FWIW here are my suggestions to them:
Biggest Problem (max 50 words): Your advocacy of religious morals and the resulting tendency towards big government and against individual rights.
Solution (200 words max): Completely abandon religion (except for allowing freedom of conscience / religion). Unequivocally defend individual rights, including those to life, liberty, property and the pursuit of happiness. Abandon all regulation and instead allow men to freely pursue their own self-interest. Intervene ONLY if rights are violated, i.e. only if force (or fraud) are used against others.)