December 11, 2008: GOP hopes rise as Dems hit rough patch (Politico)

  • “I think Republicans are approaching these wins with cautious enthusiasm,” said Republican consultant Ron Bonjean, referring to the GOP’s victories in Georgia and Louisiana, “that the party isn’t completely down and out, that the American people are willing to give them a chance.”
  • “The Cao victory is a symbol of what can be achieved when we think big, present a positive alternative, and work aggressively to earn the trust of the American people,” Boehner said.