Unfortunately, what has been planned as a bipartisan effort to address the crippling divisiveness of our current political atmosphere is being reported as the potential beginning of a third party. That was never the intent.
Nor is this a campaign to draft Mayor Michael Bloomberg into the presidential race. Next week's meeting is purely an effort to shatter the political gridlock that prevents the passage of legislation that is good for America.
While other attendees may assert their personal interest in a third party, I am a Republican and will remain one. I will, however, work to return my party to its traditional fiscal conservatism. I am also interested in working with those who care about getting both parties back to a place where party loyalty does not trump good policy.
This renewal of America's political dialogue is the goal of next week's meeting.