Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Newt Gingrich speaks in Indy: Two things needed to win elections

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich spoke before the Indiana Chamber of Commerce last week. It was his first major speech after the 2008 election. Acording to the Indianapolis Star, Gingrich articulated two keys that should be taken to heart for future campaigns.

1) Incumbents must govern well in order to be re-elected. Elected officials must follow through on campaign promises and need to stay true to their core vision and values.

2) A well-oiled campaign organization, complete with a strong and enthusiastic ground game is critical in winning elections.

The Republican Party should take note in selecting strong candidates and providing a network of support in order to recoup the losses sustained over the past few election cycles.

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