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“Winning the Crowd” with Real Leadership

Posted by olemike on 08/05/2011

The movie aficionados among you probably remember in the movie Gladiator where Proximo (Oliver Reed) told Maximus (Russell Crowe) that to win his freedom, he must “Win the Crowd”.   That is exactly what the Republican party must do over the next few months.  While I believe they have the better ideas about how to stimulate the economy and attack the nation’s debt problem, it will not be enough to be “right” or should I say correct in identifying good policies.  They must convince the public that they have good answers to current problems.  Thus, they must “Win the Crowd”.

The GOP has been lacking charismatic leaders who could lead that effort.  However, I believe one good example is Marco Rubio from Florida.  Watch this video and  you will see what I mean.  He is articulate, plain-spoken, and will appeal to independents who are looking for a good alternative to Barack Obama.  Unfortunately, I don’t think he will be a candidate in 2012, but he could be ready by 2016.  I hope so.  We need some new blood in the GOP.

We have big problems in this country.  We need good leaders who can get something done.  I think he might fit the bill.

What say you?


2 Responses to ““Winning the Crowd” with Real Leadership”

  1. Phyllis said

    Great post, Mike. I hadn’t heard Rubio before but like him.

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