Letters to the Editor
Watch out, Dems, the GOP has changed the game
November 6, 2009, ChicagoTribune.com
Victories in New Jersey and Virginia provide a road map on how Republicans can win future elections– by talking about the issues rather than demonizing their opponents. They should talk with the voter rather than inciting the voter’s fears. Democrats should beware: if the GOP decides to listen to Newt Gingrich rather than Rush Limbaugh, it will become a party with an alternative rather than a party of hyperbolic fear-mongering! Listening to Rush will do two things: get Rush rich and get the GOP 45 percent of the vote. Those two things have something in common: neither win elections. If you need proof of that, look at New York’s 23rd District, which is in the hands of a Democrat for the first time in 130 years.