The talk-show host said “the tragedy of the GOP” is that it abandoned its stand for limited government. “Instead of asking which GOP candidate can win, we should debate what GOP candidates stand for.”
Moreover, the GOP needs to raise its game — and intensity, to match that of the liberal political machines. “What is needed is a permanent campaign,” he said, but one that will “stand up for what this nation was founded on.”
He noted that today, when we are being subjected to fearmongering about tiny cuts in the growth of government spending, the post-World War II era has some real lessons. The U.S. slashed its spending as its shut down the massive war effort, but the economy boomed.
Right now, however, Lewis said, we are suffering a confidence crisis like that of the Depression. Banks are afraid to lend; corporations are leery of investment. “Anything the government is doing now is putting the private economy into a state of paralysis.”