As a term of praise for having won the Civil War and having kept the nation together, the Republicans were dubbed the Grand Old Party or GOP. In their century-and-a-half of history, they elected more presidents than any other party. After losing the popular vote in the 2000 presidential election, eking out a tough win in 2004, and losing in 2008 and particularly in 2012 to an incumbent on whose watch a listless economy couldn’t push unemployment much below 8 percent, the attitude of the Republican Party turned sour and negative. GOP might as well had stood for Grumpy Old Party.
But all is not lost. In Grumpy Old Party, author Constantinos Scaros identifies 20 tips that will help the party move beyond recent losses, reclaim their respectability, and win.
“If the Republican powers-that-be actually read this book and implemented the changes outlined in it, they\'d have a lock on the White House for multiple elections and could force the Democrats to come to the negotiating table in good faith.” - David Collison, Reform Party National Chairman
“Though I do not agree with everything in this book, I think it should be required reading for all Republicans.” - Michael Dukakis, Former Governor of Massachusetts and 1988 Democratic Presidential Nominee.
“This book provides a positive approach to solving the challenges we face. That is a priority we share, and I believe the nation needs to elect people who advance the American idea on which our success has been built.” - Jimmy Kemp, Executive VP of Group 47 and President of the Jack Kemp Foundation.
Constantinos E. Scaros is a presidential historian specializing in voter behavior. He has taught history, political science, law, criminal justice, and journalism for over twenty years at numerous colleges and universities and is the author of several books: Learning about the Law, Learning about Immigration Law, All about Torts, Welcome to College, and Understanding the Constitution. He is an attorney, newspaper editor, and political analyst as well. A lifelong Christian, he also writes extensively on matters of religion and spirituality. Most importantly, he has been following politics closely since 1976 and has predicted every presidential election (ten and counting) correctly, several months in advance. A native New Yorker, he lives with his family in central Pennsylvania.
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