Perhaps its time focus on two "L" words and ask the following questions:
- Are we as a party LISTENING to voters and their concerns or are we just LECTURING at them?
- If we ARE lecturing voters, do our messages in our lectures make any sense?
Use any issue you wish that is present in the National Republican or Illinois Republican platforms in attempting to answer these questions.
I have been bombarded by telephone calls by many upset, angry, shocked and astonished Republicans. I attended a number of campaign parties last night in areas all over Lake County and didn't get to a few I planned on. Most of those I attended felt like wakes. I have also spoken to a number of Democrats who are pleased at the results last night but are also a little stunned at some of the returns.
I will save the internal inside baseball stuff of reforming or rebuilding the Republican Party in Illinois and Lake County for future meetings I may or may not attend and not post my thoughts about that sort of thing here.
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