No Accountability Moment for Boehner?


I wouldn’t presume to tell the House GOP caucus what to do, but what kind of crazy people would consider keeping John Boehner on as leader? It’s not like he has some great record of leading the caucus to electoral successes, and that you need to put the big losses of 2006 and 2008 in that light. All he’s ever done is lead his colleagues to defeat. Are those defeats all his fault? Of course not. But he’s hardly been some kind of font of innovative thinking.

At a minimum, sometimes a symbolic “we’re dumping the leader and going in a new direction” kind of moment can at least help clear the air and demonstrate that you understand you lost. And real leaders need to take responsibility for failures that happen under their watch. You know, personal responsibility, etc.