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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Keep your eye on the prize

This bugs me:

To underscore how tough things are for the GOP, Bill Pascoe, a Chicago-based Republican consultant with Urquhart Media, said "there are Republican consultants scouting state legislators for 2014. That's how far the long-range planning is going."

Why 2014? Because that would be the second midterm of a Democratic president.

The Politico feels this shows the GOP is expecting to lose in 2008 and 2012. But we should be scouting long-range all the time, regardless of our success or lack thereof in any other elected position. We should always be on the lookout for, potentially, the next big thing: these are the folks that turn into our Speakers and Paul Ryans and Mark Greens, our governors and committee chairs and faces of the party. Sitting back and waiting will never accomplish anything. So kudos to those consultants already scouting state legislators. They're actually doing their jobs.