The debate over who leads the Republican Party is unimportant compared to the need for the GOP to advance concrete proposals, former House Minority Whip and Senate candidate Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntMissouri Republicans eying Senate bids to hold fundraisers at Mar-a-Lago Guilfoyle named as national chair of Greitens' Senate campaign in Missouri The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Tax March - CDC in limbo on J&J vax verdict; Rep. Brady retiring MORE (R-Mo.) said Friday.

"At this moment, I don't know that the party has to have a leader," Blunt told CBS News. "I think it's actually more important that Republicans get back to talking about how we'd solve problems."

Blunt, who left his House leadership position to pursue the open Senate seat in Missouri, said that while the GOP isn't the party of "no," as Democrats have criticized, the party must talk about its policy alternatives -- especially going into the 2010 midterm elections.

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"I think this next election really has the potential to be that rarity of all rarities: an election about ideas," he explained. "As people begin to look at that 60th vote in the Senate, they're going to begin to think: does that mean that Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid and Barack Obama can do anything they want to do?"

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