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Conservative town hall strategy rooted in Chicago organizing text

When a small clatch of Larimer Republicans met with Fourth District GOP Congressional candidate Tom Lucero early this summer, they talked about taking up the organizing politics that won Obama the presidency. Lucero encouraged them. "Yes, we have to replicate Obama’s Chicago-style politics, Saul Alinsky’s ‘Rules for Radicals,’" he said. The elderly bunch nodded their heads but the flash of recognition at the name "Alinsky" wasn't exactly there. You can bet that fuzziness on the name is now gone.