23 Jul 2010

GOP Strategy Good for 2010, Terrible for 2012

Mark McKinnon, a republican political operative most known for his close working relationship with John McCain over the years, has an insightful post on over at The Daily Beast, going over some of the pitfalls that the GOP could be walking into if they don’t take a turn away from the obstructionism that has become their default of late.

“Just Say No” is a short-term strategy that may work for November. Though Cornyn is right that the Democratic monopoly on the federal government is scaring the living daylights out of folks, checks and balances alone are not going to do much to help Republican prospects for 2012.Republicans need to communicate a vision, a plan and a message that give Americans an idea about what we stand for and what we would do differently to right the ship.

McKinnon is right. Many centrists are leaving the Dems in disgust over some of the things they have in the last year or so, but this does not mean that they aren’t just as willing to leave the Republicans should they not actually accomplish anything, and merely focus on obstructing Obama’s agenda over the time between them taking the House (assuming that happens) and when the 2012 presidential race begins to heat up.

Not holding my breath on this one.

Read on, over at The Daily Beast…

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