Does the GOP pledge outline a bold new agenda or Bush-era left-overs?

Posted Sept. 24, 2010, at 5:58 p.m.

With the Republican Party poised to win control of one or both houses of Congress, the GOP released its Pledge to America, calling for smaller government, repealing the Obama health care law, make permanent the Bush tax cuts, rolling back federal spending to 2008 levels and funding missile defense programs. Are these ideas right for the country? Will they resonate with the electorate? What are the relative benefits and shortcomings of each?