1) So long as it's in the opposition, where should the Republican Party focus its energy?
Our first priority should be to stop his legislative agenda.
Second we should work to win as many seats as possible in2010.
2) What is the most worrisome part of Barack Obama's presidency?
Without question the country has elected a marxist that hates capitalism and liberty.
3) There's been a lot of debate about the role that talk radio and cable news hosts should play on the right. Particularly controversial are Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly and Mark Levin. What do you think about these folks? Do they help the right or hurt it (or is it more complicated than that?) How should Republicans interact with them?
These men are commentators on the news and ideas of the day just like news print journalist and Sunday talking heads. They have a different format and possibly are better at what they do than others. They do not hurt the right, I believe they help. They certainly are what the 1st amendment is about.
4) One particularly fraught controversy pertains to race in America -- with the first black president in the White House, some conservatives have been criticized as racists for opposing him, and some on the right have accused the Obama Administration or its allies of racism or anti-white sentiments (for example, Sonja Sottomayor's "wise Latina" comment drew fire, as did the Skip Gates incident). As the right thinks about political strategy and policy, how should it approach matters of race?
It is not about race it is about ideology Justice Thomas, Thomas Sowell, Condi Rice, Micheal Steele, Alberto Gonzales and many others on the right are ignored or destroyed by the left but never celebrated.
5) Is there anything you observe locally, or that Republicans in your area of the country care about, that doesn't get sufficient attention in the national media conversation? If so tell me a bit about the issue, and the approach you think the right ought to take.
6) Traditionally the Republican Party has been a coalition of religious conservatives, libertarians, fiscal conservatives, and national security conservatives. Is that alliance viable going forward? If so, what must be done to hold it together? If not, what alliance should the GOP try to build?
It is viable. If you talk the talk walk the walk.
7) Is there anything I didn't ask about that you'd like the media or the country as a whole to know?
Liberty is sacred if they can come for me soon enough they can come for you.