Florida Sen. Mel Martinez, elected Friday as the national Republican party chairman, is asking the GOP faithful for ideas on how to restore the party to majority status.
In an e-mail titled, We Start Today (Martinez is the honorary chair, RNC employee Mike Duncan was elected as chairman of the Republican National Committee) Martinez acknowledges November was a "challenging election."
But he notes the next election is a mere 651 days away.
"Everything is at stake - control of Congress and the presidency," he and Duncan write in the e-mail. "2008 could be the year we win everything - or it could be the year we lose everything."
E-mail receipients are invited to share their ideas on how to make the party "stronger now and in 2008."