Writing in today's Washington Times as part of its "Reinventing Conservatism" series, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says conservatives "should establish a 'loyal opposition' to provide the American people with thoughtful policy alternatives to the liberal proposals offered by the majority party."
He writes that "thankfully, governors such as Mitch Daniels, Bobby Jindal, Haley Barbour, Rick Perry, Mark Sanford and Sonny Purdue, among others, are advancing conservative agendas that are reforming fiscal, health care, environmental and education policies. In Washington, new leaders are emerging with policy-based alternatives to President Obama and his liberal allies in Congress."
No mention of Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, his successor as governor, who has sparked the ire of conservatives for, among other things, championing Obama's stimulus plan.