Strawn advocated that the party return to conservative principles of fiscal responsibility and pro-family policies. He said that the party had "lost its way," but that the problem was lack of leadership, not the proper ideology. He called on the Republicans of Webster County to be proud of their beliefs.
"We need to quit whispering, 'Hey you're a Republican, too. We can talk over here now.' We need to get away from that," said Strawn. "I think people are done feeling sorry for themselves. I think we've dusted ourselves off and we're ready to get back to the fight."
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Iowa GOP chair: Leadership not messsage the issue
It's not about message but leadership, the new chair of the Iowa Republican Party, Matt Strawn, said in Fort Dodge according to The Messenger newspaper.