This morning I have published an op-ed in The Daily Caller about a new organization I launched in late February, the American Action Network. You can read the whole thing over there. Here is just the introduction:
The United States is a center-right country. Under most circumstances, few would argue otherwise. If there was any time when this was in question, it was late 2008 when President Obama was elected and the left wing of the Democratic Party had the wind at their backs. The President himself seemed to believe the country had moved substantially to the left. And now his decision to bail out failed companies, try terrorists in civilian courts, and support a government takeover of health care is backfiring. This shouldn’t be a surprise. This is a center-right country.
Those of us who believe in American ingenuity and our ability to compete need to take advantage of this moment. We can’t expect that we will be successful in governing just because the Left has screwed it up so badly. Yes, center-right candidates can and will win elective office again. Maybe soon. But winning office without forging a clear path forward did not serve Obama or his party very well and we should not expect that the American people will forgive us either.
That’s why I am proud to have founded a new organization to make sure we do this right: the American Action Network. We formally launched on Monday, with a kick-off press conference at the National Press Club (watch it here) and on our first full day in existence, we held a symposium called “How to Create Jobs”. John Feehery wrote about in a blog post for The Hill (read it here). Both were very successful and gave me great confidence that we’ve started something very interesting here.