The Loser Now Will Be Later to Win « The Washington Independent
Mike Allen has the scoop on ResurgentRepublic, a GOP rebranding project launched by Ed Gillespie and Whit Ayres that will conduct polls and hold forums on the future of America’s other, less election-winning party. This part jumps out at me:
ResurgentRepublic’s Advisory Board includes Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, George Allen, Bill Paxon, Vin Weber and Mary Matalin.
George Allen! Yes, all of these particulars know Allen well, but is this the first person you think of when Alex Trebek tells you “He is the future messaging leader of the Republican Party?”
Paxon is a former congressman who left his New York district in 1998 and Weber is a former congressman who left his Minnesota seat in 1992. Also:
The group’s National Survey Research Advisory Board includes Glen Bolger, Linda DiVall, Ed Goeas, John McLaughlin and Jan VanLohuizen.
Respectively, that’s the founder of Public Opinion Strategies, the founder of American Viewpoint, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s 2008 pollster, the founder of McLaughlin and Associates, and the founder of Voter Consumer Research.