Go negative – that’s the theme of my new piece for Politico, which argues that the GOP must take a page out of Obama’s playbook and go on the attack.
But not in the petty, ad hominem way Obama does it. Republicans, if they want to build a base for a positive expression of their principles, need to attack and tear down liberal ideas and show why, though they sound like they’re designed to help people, these ideas actually don’t. And in doing this, they will tie Obama’s policies and ideology to the disastrous economy, a responsibility he has avoided.
Republicans won’t agree on a leader and a plan until 2016. But they can agree on now what they don’t like, and that’s where they should focus. I’ve got lot’s of specifics, and I hope you’ll take a look.