NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

Opinion

November 14, 2012

From anger to a plan for the Republican Party

(Continued)

I did have to laugh, though, when Keith Lucy sent me a paraphrase of Edmund Burke: “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that foolish men do something stupid.”

So I was moving into the final-phase choice, “drop out” (another Jerry Williams mantra: “I’m getting out of the business”) when I remembered a poster sent to me after a tough, losing ballot campaign in 1990. It showed a stork trying to swallow a frog, which had its little hands tightly around the stork’s throat. The caption read, “Don’t EVER give up.” My partner, Chip, just ordered us bumper stickers.

So now it was Veterans Day, and I set aside Jerry’s mantras for a quote from our nation’s No. 1 veteran:

“We should never despair, our Situation before has been unpromising and has changed for the better, so I trust, it will again. If new difficulties arise, we must only put forth New Exertions and proportion our Efforts to the exigency of the times.”

— Gen. George Washington,

letter to Maj. Gen. Philip

Schuyler, July 15, 1777

Thank you, Gen. Washington. You moved me into the final-phase choice of “Resolve.” I actually have a proposed plan for election 2014 in Massachusetts, will get to the national problem later.

Bill Weld is moving back, some say to run for U.S. Senate again. This works for me, if that’s what he wants, but Barbara’s Plan reflects the year he became governor, when Ray Shamie was a strong chairman of the state Republican Party and presided over substantial victories. I would ask Bill Weld to become chairman, giving the GOP the face of a fiscal conservative/social liberal like Scott Brown and Richard Tisei, both of whom would run again. Since we know Bill likes to delegate details, he sets the campaign themes and works with the media, while Peter Torkildsen moves into the job of political director.

Text Only | Photo Reprints

NDN Video
Under Armour Launches Biggest Women's Campaign with Inspiring Ad NYPD chokehold death of Eric Garner was homicide: medical examiner Christina Aguilera Pulls a Demi Moore! Man with no arms throws first pitch Chapter Two: Composing for a film in retirement Is Justin Bieber Dating a Model? Guardians of the Galaxy (Trailer) 'Sharknado 2:' Hottest Memes Surfing The Net Snoop Dogg Narrating Animal Footage Is Perfect Raw: Obama Gets Hug From Special Olympian Recapping a Blockbuster MLB Trade Deadline Tigers Acquire David Price - @TheBuzzeronFOX Russell Brand Slams Sean Hannity Over Gaza Conflict Segment Woman's Dive Goes Terribly Wrong Brian Williams Reports on Daughter Allison Williams' 'Peter Pan' Casting News Did Jimmy Fallon Look Up Heidi Klum's Dress? What Drama? Miranda Kerr Poses Topless Plane crashes in San Diego Costco parking lot Justin Bieber Takes To Instagram To Diss Orlando Bloom You Won't Believe the Celeb Cameos in "Sharknado 2"
Special Features
NRA Waterfront Plans