As part of a new feature where pragmatists talk politics, Dave Spencer sits down with Practically Political Executive Producer, Paul Gilbert. Find out what an estranged Republican and disillusioned Democrat have in common, as they do a post-game analysis of the midterm elections and take a practical look at what lies ahead in 2019.
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No More Politics As Usual
For those of you who have followed our platform over the last few years, you’ll notice that we’ve changed our name from Practically Republican to Practically Political. The truth is, we have found that “practical Republican” has unfortunately become an oxymoron in Washington. So we’re now addressing concerned citizens from all political backgrounds who are issue-oriented realists, rather than driven by strict ideology and partisanship. What America needs right now are pragmatists and I hope you will join us in an ongoing dialogue about what practical politics can and should mean today.
A Message from Founder Dave Spencer
As a fifth-generation Rockefeller, my family has a long history of public service. But I’m not running for office. I’m simply a concerned citizen who loves his country and has a passion for politics. My goal is to connect reasonable, rational Americans who, regardless of their traditional political affiliations, will vote the candidates, the issues and their consciences. Whether we like each other or not, we must each put country over party.