Skip to comments.Republicans Need a Great Communicator
Posted on 11/16/2006 12:45:52 PM PST by Milltownmalbay
For a change its the Republicans who have some soul-searching to do after the elections.
There is no doubt that the Republicans failed to control spending, failed to control illegal immigration, and failed to reform social security. Nevertheless, the biggest failure of the Republican Party has been communication with the American people.
Ronald Reagan was the Great Communicator. George Bush cant connect subject and predicate . Bill Frist looks like a doctor telling his patient that she has cancer and Denny Hastert just looks like he wants directions to the local pub.
In spite of the proverbial six year itch, Republicans should have been able to increase their margins in both the House and the Senate and set the stage for 2008.
The economy is stronger than ever and its clearly due to the Bush tax cuts. How many commercials did we see touting the economy during this election cycle?
Terrible blunders on the part of the Clinton Administration culminated in the worst attack on American soil in our history and Bush met the challenge head-on.
Bush successfully struck at the Taliban in Afghanistan and passed the Patriot Act, which repaired many of the flawed policies of previous administrations.
Republicans blamed individual Democrats for voting against the Patriot Act, but Republicans never explained the Patriot Act. Why didnt the Republicans run a national ad campaign on national security? Why didnt they explain the parts of the Patriot Act to the American people and show us specifically how the Patriot Act has kept us safe?
Ask a question in a poll about the Patriot Act and you may get a mixed result. Ask people if they favor giving captured terrorists the same rights as American citizens and the result would be quite different. The Republicans never made that case.
The United States has not been attacked since September 11. Was that just a coincidence, or did the new policies of the Bush Administration keep us safer? If they did, the Republicans never told us how.
By simply charging that the Democrats want to cut and run in Iraq, the Republicans allowed them to turn the election into a national referendum on Iraq at a time when the war is unpopular.
Now we get to spend at least two years in the Twilight Zone of Democratic leadership. If we do not find a standard bearer who can communicate for 2008, it might be even longer.
lol! Brilliant line!
The best options are Newt and Rush. If an actor can be President, why not a radio commentator?
I think Newt Gingrich is an amazing speaker, too bad about those ethics violations which are ammunition for opponents.
Rush wouldn't take the pay cut!..........
Of all the likely contenders, Rudy is the most effective communicator.
A great communicator would be nice, but I'd settle for an authentic conservative.
Actually, with Newt we could have both -- but, he's far too principled to make it through the primary seine.
Remind us again just what those were.
This is the factor that intrigues me about Romney, but I'm not sold on him otherwise.
Alan Keyes for President!
What ethics violations?
Alan Keyes is fantastic, but he'd never get elected. The Liberal Press would eat him alive.
If s/he can get over the wailing of the DSM, lower education brainwashers, socialist hacks pretending to be scientists/scholars, empty headed celebrities, and the traitor Demoncr@ps, then the next elections will be pure pwnage.
It is futile to only look at a messenger when the entire traditional news establishment is a tool of one of the political parties.
It is the giant elephant in the living room that nobody is noticing.
It's very Frustrating out of 300 million Americans we don't have a collection of Conservative minded candidates who are great leaders.
If we do, I never hear about them.
Saa-a-a-ay, now that's a winning ticket....probably would sweep the entire country no matter whom the Dims put up to run against them!
I'd settle for a passable communicator.
Rush wouldn't do it in a million years and both he and Newt would get shredded about their personal lives. But I really think that Sean Hannity or Tony Snow could do it.