Today, a convention under the name “No Labels Problem Solver Convention”Â is being held in New Hampshire, promoted by former Utah Republican Governor Jon Huntsman and former Democrat and Independent Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut.
The convention expects a thousand or more participants, including eight Presidential candidates, including Bernie Sanders, Martin O’Malley, Jim Webb, Chris Christie, John Kasich, Lindsey Graham, Donald Trump and George Pataki.
The purpose is to promote bipartisanship, the dealing with important issues in a way that brings progress, rather than the constant deadlock now prevailing in our political system on the national level.
The convention is gaining attention of the news media, and it is hoped that it will lead to a new attitude that will benefit the nation at large.
The goals include the creation of 25 million new jobs over the next decade; making American energy secure by 2024; protecting Social Security and Medicare for the next 75 years; and balancing the federal budget by 2030.
This is the time to unite around a future which avoids confrontational scenes like we are now seeing from the so called “Freedom Caucus” of Republicans in the House of Representatives!
Quite a contrast, a movement that is succeeding in bringing opposing sides together to find common ground on a number of issues, and a Republican Party so fractured within itself that practically nobody wants to be Speaker of the House, while congressional approval ratings hover close to single digits!
I commend No Labels’ efforts.