I was going to take the day off from writing today, but after reading Constitution Daily’s post this morning I decided to weigh in on this matter.
When Doug Gross released the results of his poll last month, one of the main things he talked about the branding problem that the Republican Party of Iowa has. He said it was backwards looking, not welcoming, and so on and so forth. I actually thought it was good for Gross to bring up those issues so that Republicans can do a better job communicating the principles of their party.
You know who else has a branding problem? Doug Gross. I don’t need a fancy poll to tell me that either. Gross has spent the better part of a month telling Iowa Republicans that his opinion matters more than theirs. It’s almost as if he has become some sort of overbearing parent that constantly is critiquing his kids, but is guilty of the same sins.
Doug’s own branding problems are so bad that I wouldn’t want him approach me if I was thinking about running for Governor. If Doug is able to find a candidate, he or she is immediately going to be branded as a moderate candidate. While that’s not fair to the candidate, it’s simply reality. If possession is 9/10 of the law, perception is 9/10 of politics.
Doug needs to work on his image before he goes out and starts recruiting candidates. And maybe Doug’s own branding problems is why it has been difficult for him to find a gubernatorial candidate of his liking.
Trickle Down vs. Trickle Up
Democrats have long criticized Republican over what they call trickle down economics. With the Democrats at the helm, we now know what they mean by trickle up economics, they sent stimulus checks to dead people. That will help the economy!
Congratulations Graduates! You’re In debt Up to Your Eye Balls!
Culver signed his massive $830 million borrowing scheme yesterday. The people of Iowa will be paying off Chet’s one year spending spree for the next 20 years at the tune of $1.7 billion. I have to give Culver credit, this is an interesting way to keep our young people in the state…
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