As the identity of the massive Republican presence dominates Oklahoma government for another election cycle, the core organization of the OKGOP is finding a sharp disconnect between the party structure and tenants; and the elected officials who are tapped by the voters to carry out those principles in office.
The biggest reason for that is because the party no longer manages the campaigns or the candidates, themselves. Rather; the candidates hire their own image consultants and campaign strategists. And no trio has had more impact on elections than the three consultants;
We'll talk to their biggest fans and their detractors. What mark they've left on Oklahoma and even national politics.
Is this the future of how politics is done? Will political party organizations matter, anymore?
We welcome our readers' input and anecdotes. We'll reach out to these men for a better understanding of their motivation and practices. It should be an interesting journey...
David Van Risseghem is the Publisher of SoonerPolitics.org. The resource is committed to informing & mobilizing conservative Oklahomans for civic reform. This endeavor seeks to utilize the efforts of all cooperative facets of the Conservative movement...