February 9, 2008

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Why is the media asking Tom Delay on TV to give his opinions about anything? Didn't he resign in disgrace?

Even still, the corruption indicted former House Speaker, who rallied his power by gerrymandering Texas to death has a few words of advice for the presumptive Republican nominee, John McCain: You don't need to change, but if you want my base, well, you need to change.

GS: Is there leeway there that conservatives are willing to give Senator McCain in order to make sure that he doesn’t lose the independents and the moderates he needs to win the White House?

TD: Sure, they’re not….I don’t think they’re demanding that he change in his position. They’re just demanding that if they…if you want us to work for you, if you want us to come out and vote for you instead of just voting against the Democrat, then you’ve got to answer some of these problems. Sure, I mean, you had conservatives supporting Rudy Giuliani, with his record on the social issues, they forgave him for those and I think they’ll do that. It is attitude and, and understanding that in order to put together a winning coalition, you’ve got to have a winning coalition. You can’t just have certain groups. What’s happening in the Republican party right now is they’re trying to find ourselves. We’re trying to define the party again. And he as the leader of the party needs to act like a leader and pull people together.

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