Gerry Nicholls is a communications consultant and writer who has been called a “political warrior” a “brilliant strategist” and one of the “canniest political observers in Canada.”
He has worked as a consultant in both the United States and Canada and was formerly a senior officer in the National Citizens Coalition.
A regular columnist with the Ottawa Hill Times, his work has also appeared in the Globe and Mail, the National Post and in the Sun Media chain; and he has appeared on countless TV and radio public affairs programs. He is the author of the book, Loyal to the Core, Harper, Me and the NCC.
“Loyal to the Core is a daring and provocative work. It deserves to be read by conservative activists and politicos.” – Western Standard
“This is a very important book.” -- Michael Coren, TV host
“A fascinating read” --- Seamus O'Regan, Canada AM
“I really enjoyed Loyal to the Core. It’s a great book”, - Charles Adler, radio host.
"Loyal to the Core should be required reading for anyone considering or starting a career at a conservative think tank or in electoral politics in general …Consider Loyal to the Core a cautionary tale that’s also a funny, easy read – with a few highly “stealable” ideas for media campaigns thrown in for good measure.”- Kathy Shaidle, author Tyranny of Nice
“Every Canadian remotely interested in politics and the state of the country should have a read of Loyal to the Core. – blogger Wendy Sullivan
"It’s rare to find a politico, however, who is equally passionate about policy and strategy, but columnist, pundit, author and Western Standard blogger Gerry Nicholls is such a person." Matthew Johnson, owner Western Standard
"If you are a conservative who wonders how conservatives can communicate their message in a hostile media climate, Loyal to the Core is a must read." -- At Home in Hespeler
"You HAVE TO read this book!" -- Connie Fournier Free Dominion
"To me, if you're a Republican, it means you stand for the very principles which made America great, principles such as freedom, individual rights and tolerance ... Yet elements within my own party have a different vision of what it means to be Republican. They are more about imposing moral values than individualism, more about allowing government to dictate decisions on issues that should be a matter of personal conscience."
I think you're mistaken when you say that we social conservatives are against the things that made America great ; we just think that those rights referred to should extend to people who haven't been born yet.
Your guy Binnie could have easily run as a Paul Martin Liberal here in Canada.
Calling an evil deed a matter of personal conscience is the language of a bankrupt society.
People who haven't been born yet aren't people. They are clumps of tissue the government has no business 'protecting'.
SoCons are scum of the Right.
Maybe an more unbiases analysis of the race from a blog called libertarianleanings .com
New Hampshire Primary 2010 - Kelly Ayotte
Libertarian Leanings endorses Kelly Ayotte for the U.S. Senate seat now held by the retiring Senator Judd Gregg.
Libertarian Leanings gives the edge to Kelly Ayotte based on polls that show her defeating Paul Hodes by a wider margin than any of the other Republicans in the race.
It is a difficult choice between Kelly Ayotte and Ovide Lamontagne. If I could to vote for both of them I would. If fortune smiles I may get the chance – Kelly Ayotte over Paul Hodes in 2010 and Ovide Lamontagne over Jeanne Shaheen in 2014.
Libertarian Leanings prefers Kelly Ayotte over Bill Binnie. Again, it is a tough choice. Bill Binnie is an attractive outsider, but then so is Kelly Ayotte. Both are conservative. Both are good candidates. However, the campaign unfortunately descended into the negative and Bill Binnie came out of it looking the less attractive.
Vote for Kelly Ayotte.
Posted by Tom Bowler at 09:37 PM | Permalink
Let's be frank here, if you are not a social conservative then you are a liberal of some kind. That's assuming that you divide the log down the middle of course. At best you may be a moderate of one of those libertarian types. That is fine, but to me they are still liberals. The problem for a true conservative party is that while it can agree with libertarians, moderates and small 'l' liberals on certain issues it is still divided from social liberalism by design and inception. Who knows, maybe the US is moving more towards a multi-party system and we here in Canada are moving towards multi-parties on the right. Frankly, I welcome both. (real conservative)
Re: Eyewitness to radicalization,
So after conservative consultant Gerry Nicholls spent nine months running the failed campaign of Republican Senatorial candidate Bill Binnie, he resorts to name-calling and slamming the tactics of those who worked for and supported the winner, Kelly Ayotte. In addition to calling Ayotte's supporters radical, Nicholls then concludes the article by stating that she is unelectable. But based on a Rasmussen poll of last week, Ayotte is polling 7% ahead of her Democratic opponent. Although "conservatives" like Nicholls may be shocked by the "radicalization" of elements of the Republican party, the American people are voting the professional politicians out of office. The party establishment crowd always finds the power of the people hard to deal with.
The assertion by "Anonymous" that "if you are not a social conservative then you are a liberal of some kind," i.e., to be lumped with the Liberal or Democratic Party is ridiculous. Conservatism is primarily about a limited role for government in our lives and the importance of the power of the individual. A theocracy, which is what some on this blog site seem to be advocating, is all about coercion just as surely as is a socialist agenda.
@ Harold: do you have anything other than a series of non-sequitirs? Gerry's point is simple and right: the social conservative anti-choice agenda of these insurgents stinks.
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