Don't nationalize banks and car companies, nationalize elections

Thomas Lifson
Republicans are set to do very well tomorrow. But they could have done much better. Richard Viguerie makes some excellent points in his pre-election letter on Conservative HQ:

Republicans never win elections unless the elections are nationalized. 

GOP candidates and committees have spent hundreds of millions of dollars in the closing months of this campaign, but it has been spent almost entirely on individual races.

If 2% of that money had been spent on national TV summarizing the core issues in this election, many more state legislators, House, Senate, and Governor races would have been won by the GOP.

He notes the Pledge to America was "quickly forgotten." It would have required real advertising resources to nationalize the election.

I not only agree, I think that nationalizing elections is one way to counter the Democrat-media trick of demonizing Republicans. Christine O'Donnell, for one, has struggled to make her election about policy issues, in the face of unrelenting harassment on meaningless personal points. A strong national barrage of policy ads would no doubt have helped her and others considerably.
Republicans are set to do very well tomorrow. But they could have done much better. Richard Viguerie makes some excellent points in his pre-election letter on Conservative HQ:

Republicans never win elections unless the elections are nationalized. 

GOP candidates and committees have spent hundreds of millions of dollars in the closing months of this campaign, but it has been spent almost entirely on individual races.

If 2% of that money had been spent on national TV summarizing the core issues in this election, many more state legislators, House, Senate, and Governor races would have been won by the GOP.

He notes the Pledge to America was "quickly forgotten." It would have required real advertising resources to nationalize the election.

I not only agree, I think that nationalizing elections is one way to counter the Democrat-media trick of demonizing Republicans. Christine O'Donnell, for one, has struggled to make her election about policy issues, in the face of unrelenting harassment on meaningless personal points. A strong national barrage of policy ads would no doubt have helped her and others considerably.