Stick To Principles
Tennessee Republicans need to be careful that we do not presume victory
In the wake of the Republican victory in Tennessee House District 62 last October, there was a warning published in this space that the Tennessee House Republican Caucus needed to be on their guard against an attitude of triumphalism in the ranks that could undermine the party's excellent chance of victory in the General Election in November. Outgoing House Republican Leader Jason Mumpower warned his members that the presumption of victory in November and attempts to focus on who the next Speaker of the House should be could cost the GOP the majority because just as with Democrats in 2008, Republican presumptions of victory and internal divisions could be their undoing.
Labels: Conservatism, Elections, Local politics, Republican Party, Tennessee politics