Gingrich and others delve the failures of the '90s GOP

WASHINGTON: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich blames the failure of the so-called Republican Revolution of 1994 on his party's failure to maintain its message.

WASHINGTON: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich blames the failure of the so-called Republican Revolution of 1994 on his party's failure to maintain its message.

WASHINGTON: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich blames the failure of the so-called Republican Revolution of 1994 on his party's failure to maintain its message.

Speaking on a panel of political and PR heavyweights organized by Fleishman-Hillard last week, Gingrich gave reasons for his party's inability to maintain the massive electoral gains it made in 1994, and added that the GOP fell down particularly when it came to reaching minorities.

'We were incapable of creating a second wave of change,' he said, adding that after the famed Contract with America, the Republicans failed to follow up with further reform, thereby losing sight of the message that had caught fire with the voting public.

In addition to Gingrich, the Fleishman panel included former Clinton chief of staff Leon Panetta and former secretary of defense William S. Cohen, as well as Susan Molinari, a senior partner at Fleishman and former congresswoman; and R. Duffy Wall President Rod Chandler and CEO Bill Brewster.

The advertised topic of the day was 'The Implications of the Closest Election in History,' though tax policy, health policy, future elections, party politics and Clinton's controversial pardons dominated the discussion.

Paul Johnson, president of Fleishman mid-Atlantic, said the event was held in part to showcase 'this amazing bi-partisan board which is available to serve our clients.' According to Johnson, the event has already run three times on C-Span and will be used on a CNN program on the president's tax plan. Fleishman intends to make this an annual event.



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