This is a book about winning elections in an age when security has trumped almost every other issue and the technology of political effectiveness is evolving with lightning quickness. Hewitt offers real-world tactics for individuals who (1) care about the future of the United States and (2) want to work effectively to help elect candidates who will lead the country-on a national or local level-in the right direction.
In this book, Hugh Hewitt does more than rehash conservative grievances, preach to the choir, or even preach to the choir plus the undecideds. He aims to change the behavior of the choir, one reader at a time. Hewitt includes material targeted to people of faith when appropriate and appeals to all readers who consider themselves conservative or center-right. Material has been updated to cover current events in 2006.
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About the Author
Hugh Hewitt hosts a nationally syndicated radio program heard daily in more than one hundred cities. Hewitt is a professor of law at Chapman University and a partner in the law firm Hewitt Wolensky McNulty & Hickson LLP. He is the author of more than a dozen books and is a columnist for theWashington Examiner and Townhall.com and blogs daily at HughHewitt.com. Hewitt is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Michigan Law School.
Table of Contents
|Part I||The Stakes|
|1.||"I Don't Like Your Because You're Going to Get Me Killed"||2|
|2.||The Six-Party System||7|
|3.||The National Security Collapse of the Democratic Party||14|
|4.||Remembering Howard Dean||25|
|5.||Understanding John Kerry||29|
|6.||George W. Bush and the War||37|
|7.||Allies, Opponents, and Enemies||50|
|Part II||A Brief History of Democratic Cheating|
|9.||The Legacy of the Machines||57|
|10.||Democrats and Close Elections: Whatever It Takes||60|
|11.||Parties Matter a Lot||68|
|12.||Parties Can't Govern Without Majorities or Pluralities of Seats||71|
|13.||Regulars, Occasionals, Principled Pragmatists, Movement Activists, and Fanatics: The Five Orders of Political Partisans||79|
|14.||Majorities Require the Votes of Some Not-Very-Bright People||84|
|15.||People Change Their Party Affiliations Slowly and Are Embarrassed to Do So||90|
|16.||People Like to Win (and Hate to Hear They Won't)||98|
|17.||Transitional Voters Don't Like Movement Activists or Fanatics||101|
|18.||Party Regulars Don't Like Movement Activists and Fanatics, and Movement Activists and Fanatics Need the Regulars||106|
|19.||There Aren't Enough Targets That You Have to Shoot at Your Friends?||111|
|21.||Give Until It Hurts||125|
|22.||Give Some More||134|
|23.||Celebrate Junk Mail||137|
|24.||Opening Your Home||140|
|25.||The 527 Threat||142|
|26.||Don't Expect to Be Thanked||149|
|Part V||Message Delivery|
|27.||Know Your Stuff: The Key Facts||152|
|28.||The Media Tilt Way Left, So Live with It||155|
|29.||Controlling the Information Flow, Part 1: The Rise of the New Media||159|
|30.||Controlling the Information Flow, Part 2: The Use of Talk Radio||163|
|31.||Controlling the Information Flow, Part 3: The Letters Page||169|
|32.||Controlling the Information Flow, Part 4: Using the Blogosphere||171|
|34.||Support the People Who Support Your Politics||181|
|35.||Subscribe to the Magazines That Usually Support the GOP||184|
|Part VI||"Danger, Will Robinson, Danger!"|
|36.||Abortion, Guns, and the Environment||188|
|37.||The Edge of the Knife: Immigration, Judges, Gays, and God||195|
|38.||A Majority That Endures||206|
|Part VII||Tone and Focus|
|Appendix A||President Bush's Remarks at National Day of Prayer and Remembrance||221|
|Appendix B||President Bush's Address to a Joint Session of Congress and the American People||224|
|Appendix C||President Bush's State of the Union Address||231|
|Appendix D||President Bush's Commencement Speech at West Point||240|
|Appendix E||President Bush's Remarks to United Nations General Assembly||246|
|Appendix F||The Crucial Campaigns of 2004 on the Web||252|
|Appendix G||Political News from the Web||253|
|Appendix H||A Beginner's Guide to the Blogs||254|
|Appendix I||The Ten Key Talking Points for 2004||255|
|About the Author||259|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
An easy read with factual, usable information. Not a koolaid drinker book, use common sense, but 98% on target!
The reference to the 2000 Election is so appropriate because we still hear to this day a denial that the Republican Candidate won fair and square a majority of the Electoral Votes after several recounts. You still hear Liberals who think (or wish) the popular vote would drive the elections, because of course that way New York and California would choose a President for the rest of the country, which of course must never happen. Hugh, as always, is readable, intelligent, and practical and offers much sound advice for Republicans. Get to it Guys. Buy the book and use it. Time is near!
Hugh nails it in his new book. If you care about the future and saftey of America then read this book! Only knowledge and action will save us from the perils of the angry and naive left.
If one needed further evidence of the dumbing down of political debate and rhetoric in America today, it would be hard to think of a better title. The way I remember it, the 'they' who cheated big time during the last national election were the Republicans.
A brilliant look inside the pathology of right-wing revisionists. With the advent of un-verified electronic voting (with machines made by Repulican donors publicly dedicated to 'giving votes' to the GOP) we will complete the total disenfranchisement of the poor.