In The Blueprint: How the Democrats Won Colorado and Why Republicans Everywhere Should Care (Golden, CO: Speaker’s Corner Books, 2010), Adam Schrager and Rob Witwer explain how “In four short years, Colorado Republicans experienced one of the most stunning reversals of political fortune in American history” (back cover).
Republican leaders, candidates, and campaign managers should probably take time to read the book, but they shouldn’t try to imitate the liberals’ strategy. Liberal union members will follow orders, but conservatives won’t. The best conservative response to the attempts by filthy rich Democrats to buy political offices is grassroots efforts like the tea party movement. We must counter liberal high-tech data collection to spread lies with “high-touch” interactions with family, friends, and neighbors to tell them the truth.
I was disappointed that two people who should know better, a journalist and a lawyer, didn’t bother to properly document the sources of their information. In addition, they overlooked the rift in the Republican Party that coincided with Democrats’ efforts: when Republican elites like Bill Owens and Jane Norton supported Referenda C and D. During that campaign, Owens lied to Colorado voters and about conservative opponents.