Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 12:31:28
Ohio, Georgia and Life on the Campaign Trail
As one former speaker of the House famously said, “All politics is local.” It wasn’t my dad, former Speaker Newt Gingrich, who said that, but the illustrious Tip O’Neill — a down-to-earth Massachusetts Democrat who understood the power of local politicians.
This week, while campaigning on behalf of my father, I was reminded that local politicians and political activists really do fire the engine of our republic. In Canton, Ohio, I attended the Stark County Republican Party’s 67th annual McKinley Banquet, where dozens of individuals running for local office were recognized by their fellow party faithful. They are determined to make a difference in their community through serving their country by running for office.