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May 2, 2009

Pot. Kettle. Black.

by Stephen Gordon

From UPI (emphasis added):

Newt Gingrich has angered some members of the U.S. Republican National Committee by telling them on national TV that they have big egos.

The former speaker of the House and architect of the Contract With America was responding to a question about a resolution to limit Republican Chairman Michael Steele‘s ability to spend committee funds. Steele, Gingrich said in an interview recorded on C-Span, “probably has not yet learned the art of massaging the egos of RNC members.”

“Newt needs to take a breath,” David Norcross, an RNC member from New Jersey and backer of the resolution, told CNN.

Neither Gingrich nor the RNC get it, despite successive GOP losses. I’ll suggest a simple strategy that seems far too complicated for them: Get back to the basics of limited government.

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  • http://www.libertarianrepublican.blogspot.com Eric Dondero

    Sorry to say Stephen, that won’t do it. The limited government constituency is not large enough any more to win elections. We’re outnumbered by the big government moochers.

    Thus, we need to turn to another trick: I suggest celebrity.

    Our candidates for office on the GOP side need to be Pro-Football players, Rock Stars, Actors (yes there’s some Conserv/Libt actors in Hollywood we can recruit), even American Idol contestants.

    America is obsessed with celebrity (and good looks), and if we libertarians (and conservatives), don’t get that through our knumbskulls fast, we are going to continue to lose.

    In 2012, it’d better be Sarah Palin, Ted Nugent, Michelle Bachman, Marsha Blackburn, or someone similar, or we’ll lose bigtime!

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