Monday, April 27, 2009

GOP: Banking On Disaster

A former Bush speechwriter, mapping the GOP's road to recovery, enunciates the difficult truth that the phoenix usually needs ashes to rise from, such as RN from LBJ's Vietnam failure and Ronald Reagan from Jimmy Carter's economy:

In the most recent instance, the blow dealt to congressional Republicans in 2006 was primarily an expression of public fatigue with the war in Iraq. By the time the 2008 elections came around, that feeling had subsided considerably, but even in its diminished state it paired with the financial crisis to create a toxic atmosphere for Republican candidates. Thus, any sensible strategy for a Republican resurgence will recognize a timeless, if frustrating, truth of party politics - sometimes you have to wait for the mountain to come to you.

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