Savage tried something new with this piece and I think he did it poorly, or maybe I didn't understand what his point of joining the Republican Party was. I think that if you are going to submerge yourself in a different culture or group than your own, you should look at it objectively and this was definitely not his intent. His whole idea of changing the party from the inside was stupid because obviously you can't change someone's opinion on a hard topic, especially if they're surrounded by many people that supposedly feel the same way. I thought that Savage's goal was unnecessary and he was setting himself up for failure from the beginning. He should stick to his democratic ways if that's what he obviously believes.