Today on Uncommon Knowledge, Governor Haley Barbour. Chairman of the Republican National Committee in 1994, when Republicans picked up 54 seats to capture the House of Representatives for the first time in four decades, the governor compares the political climate for Republicans back in 1994 with the climate for Republicans today.
The political climate today is better for Republicans than it was in 1994. People are scared for their country’s future, for their children and grandchildren, scared for their businesses. My fear [for months] has been that it would reach a crescendo too early, but it hasn’t. The polling has gotten even better for Republicans. But we can’t assume that means we’re home free. We’ve got to keep the foot on the accelerator and show her the wheel. We must take nothing for granted.