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Belleville News Democrat: GOP flies high, but midterm won’t be a breeze

by Lisa Mathias

Janet Hook and Tom Hamburger assess the GOP’s likelihood of winning control of Congress this November, looking at current shortcomings and obstacles that they may face, both from within the party and from the opposition. The WG’s David Winston states that Republicans need to prove why the deserve to win:

“The purpose of a political party is to not to win elections but to prove you are ready to govern,” said David Winston, a Republican pollster, quoting British Prime Minister David Cameron. “One of the elements that has to be addressed is the fact that people remember Republicans from 2006. The electorate was not satisfied. They weren’t getting things done. They fired them. Republicans have to address those concerns.”

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