Robert Ehrlich Jr.'s comments on America's traditional values and the GOP making a comeback are just wishful thinking on his part ("Democrats stray far from America's traditional values," July 21).
Unless the GOP changes its viewpoint on a number of issues — and from Mr. Ehrlich's column it doesn't appear as if that will happen — it will be a while before the GOP gains a majority again or sees one of its own in the White House.
Let's start with abortion: The GOP wants to make laws limiting abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Well, there goes the women's vote.
Unions are nothing but a waste of time and money as all they do is collect funds for themselves and the only reason they care about the employee is that they can collect his or her money from every paycheck. That is why there are not many unions left in this country.
As for Walmart trying to blackmail the District of Columbia, shame on them. A multi-billion dollar corporation is crying over having to pay their employees a decent pay raise? Mr. Ehrlich would rather have workers get minimal pay. There goes the youth vote.
Mr. Ehrlich then cries over helping people with disabilities, unemployed people, women in combat duty, health care, undocumented immigrants and gay marriages. So there goes the GOP's votes from the disabled, the unemployed, sick people, legal immigrants and the gay population.
What voters are left? The super-rich, and we all know there are a minority in this great country of ours. So, Mr. Ehrlich, keep on dreaming. At this point, the GOP is a lost cause.
Joseph Kortash, Catonsville