Republican Victory Strategy

by Sal on October 21, 2007

in Election 2008,Politics

In what is supposed to be bad times for Republicans, there are a few bright spots.  In Louisiana this week, Rep. Bobby Jindal (R) defeated 11 other candidates and won the Governorship with 53% of the vote.  Louisiana requires that candidates for office receive a majority in an open election;  if a majority is not received, a run-off would have occured between the top two candidates.  In this case, Jindal won a decisive victory that shows that a clear Conservative message when paird against the incompetence of Democratic Leadership (in this case, Gov. Kathleen Blanco, who next to Mayor Ray “School Bus” Negan, was the person most responsible for what was the debacle that was the aftermath of hurricane Katrina).  Jindal, 36, and the son of Indian immigrants, is certainly someone to watch in years to come in the Republican Party. 

Republicans across the country should take this model into account.  The Democrat congress has literally done nothing (thank God), Pelosi and Reid are complete disasters, and the Democrat field of Presidential candidates are nothing to brag about.  The only thing stopping the Republicans from sweeping 2008 are the Republicans.  They are acting like scared children, trying again to coddle the media and not appear “mean” (see the whole S-CHIP fiasco where enough Republicans supported the bill to make it veto-proof in the Senate, and almost so in the House).  Republicans need to grow a spine and run as Conservatives and against Democrat incompetence.  With that strategy, the Republican party nationally will have the same success as the Jindal in Louisiana. 

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Micah Tillman October 21, 2007 at 12:36 pm

Well said! This is an exciting development.

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Chris October 21, 2007 at 12:59 pm

Those on the left are very scared of Bobby Jindal, as we may remember from last Augus. I’m glad he won and hopefully he can pull Louisiana out of the muck and mire that has been created by LA’s ruling families (Longs and Landrieus) and inept leaders (Nagin, Blanco and Jefferson:D-LA)

I agree they must return to Conservative principles and it is my hope they will because when they do, they will win BIG. This was clearly exhibited in 1980 and 1984…hopefully that will be repeated.

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Ryan October 21, 2007 at 5:41 pm

I hope so too, Chris, but I don’t think ’08 will be like those two other elections because there aren’t enough conservatives making their point. Granted it’s early and the Dems have SWMNBN being lauded by the MSM, but this is a good sign. All politics is local, as they say, but if enough locals run on common-sense conservatives principles, then the American people will be faced with a clear choice next year: we always win those.

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TRM October 21, 2007 at 7:10 pm

I’m watching the debate now. Fred just ripped on Ted Kennedy’s fat ass

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