Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Noot

I hate having to admit I occasionally agree with Newt Gingrich.

In 2006, the Republican model of massive focus on fundraising and negative attacks on opponents lost six out of six close incumbent Senate races.

In Iowa, the best-financed Republican candidate who used the most consultants lost to an underfinanced but idealistic populist.

So here are the bullet points for going forward:

* Message beats money.

* Enthusiasm beats paid staff.

* Hope beats negativity.

* People are smarter than the consultants.
But sometimes (rarely I swear), I do.

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