Thursday, January 19, 2006

Meet the Majority Leader Candidates

Blogger John Hawkins of Right Wing News reports on a set of conference calls set up for conservative bloggers to interview the three Republican candidates vying for the position of House Majority Leader. He provides an excellent overall review of the interviews, including his own questions to the congressmen and their responses. Well worth the read, it gives a good feel for how the next majority leader might steer the House in the days to come.

His final analysis:
All 3 candidates are real conservatives, not RINOS, so it's not as if we're in danger of having a Susan Collins or an Arlen Specter takeover.

However, if you're unhappy with the performance of the House -- and most conservatives seem to be -- there is a pretty clear pecking order here. Shadegg is the guy who wants to make big changes, Boehner is more of a middle-of-the road guy, and Blunt is the guy for people who wants to give lip service to reform and leave things essentially the way they are.

UPDATE: Blogger L.Z. Bear has audio recordings of all three conference calls, as well as links to the commentaries of those bloggers who were invited to participate in the interviews. He is working on getting transcripts of the three calls as well.

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