A website affiliated with a number of GOP internet activists called RebuildtheParty.com has been started up, according to Rep. Ron Paul's Campaign for Liberty. In a sign of things to come, the website's mission statement actually credits the web presence of Mike Huckabee and Ron Paul's presidential campaigns as the only bright spots in what was a dismal election cycle for Repubicans.
However, the GOP must not focus on web presence to the exclusion of all else. It is true, though, that headlines of John McCain's computer illiteracy contrasted with those of Obama's blatant love-affair with his blackberry, did little to help our party this election cycle. But, in the arena of ideas, where McCain had an easy opportunity to skewer the hard-core leftist Obama, he could find little else to talk about than Joe the Plumber and the need for us to bail out irresponsible corporate executives.
Thankfully, when George W. Bush leaves office, our party will be free of its greatest liability, who, along with McCain, has led the GOP down the path of big government and irresponsible foreign adventures for the last eight years, a massive departure from the conservatism that they both had previously espoused.