Leadership/Communications

Another third party effort that will fail

By John Biver

We’re not referring to the Libertarian or Constitution Parties in our title. The third party we’re talking about here is that which the General Assembly Republicans have been working on forming going on four…

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All Politics is Marketing

By John Biver

An Investor’s Business Daily article from a few years ago on the subject of political messaging still makes for good reading. Authors Kerri Houston and Merrill Matthews Jr. made some excellent points that should be repeated again and…

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National GOP borrowed Illinois GOP game plan

By John Biver

One post-election question still unanswered for Illinois Republicans is “why would Republicans at the national level want to imitate the failed strategy of our Illlinois GOP leaders?” “You can never stop teaching,” Rush Limbaugh said…

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All Politics is NOT Local

By John Biver

According to the Financial Times, Next month’s midterm elections will be the most costly congressional races in U.S. history…[an] estimated $2.6 billion [will be spent]…Republican candidates, parties and advocacy groups would spend $1.4 billion…

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Two narratives competing for our embrace

By John Biver

There are two narratives competing for our embrace: Blagojevich’s big victory is guaranteed – or Topinka still has a chance. They’re both represented by polls announced this week. It was funny to receive an email…

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Step One: admit you have a problem

By John Biver

One of the failed gubernatorial candidates from last March’s Republican primary rejected some good advice about a year ago. The simple suggestion was to admit that Republicans have been a part of the problem…

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How to win elections and influence turnout

By John Biver

Tomorrow is August—so time is running out on U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald—he only has a little more than three months left to win this campaign for Topinka and Birkett. Speaking of poor strategic decisions on…

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Illinois: Land of Ideas and the Idealess

By John Biver

Imagine this scenario: a state in the union with a direction-less, idea-less, and principle-lacking Republican party. Now imagine that in that same state’s largest city resides the nation’s best state-level think tank. Can you conjure that…

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Newt Gingrich for U.S. Senate

By John Biver

This isn’t a request for Newt Gingrich to move to Illinois, but rather to visit. Republicans here are in desperate need of a little assistance, primarily from someone who can effectively articulate the Republican…

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