Improve GOP Message
The Republican Party has one major problem: messaging. It seems that the only ones listening are those tuned in to talk radio or Fox News. It is time to think outside the box and try to figure out how to do a better job being an opposition party.
The party should consider setting up a framework that would result in one voice — and one individual charged with being its point man or woman.
When the president holds a press conference, the Republicans ought to set up their own conference to let the world know they are or are not on the same page — and why.
They should hold monthly news conferences, cover issues close to our hearts, and point out over and over again, in simple language, what the abuse of the nation’s credit card will do for average Americans and their children and grandchildren.
Ask questions. Do we really want to be giving 20 F-16s jet fighters and 200 Abram tanks to Egypt’s air force, at $213 million? Will that make them our “Brotherhood Buddies”?
The National Committee’s approach does not work well. Perhaps, under its umbrella, establish new guidelines — maybe a committee of three governors, three senators, three representatives. Appoint a speaker. Give the party a face, a spokesman.
The point is to get it out there that this is the official voice of the opposition party and stick to it, thereby grasping the attention of all networks. By giving one voice strong credibility, a miracle might happen, and even NBC might find its cameras rolling, if only hoping for grist for its mill.
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