Former RNC chairman and U.S. Senate hopeful Ed Gillespie counsels the GOP to push a positive agenda and straightforward talk. "We can turn things around with the right ideas," Mr. Gillespie told a recent Ripon Society forum. (Associated Press)

Former RNC chairman and U.S. Senate hopeful Ed Gillespie counsels the GOP to push a positive agenda and straightforward talk. "We can turn things around with the right ideas," Mr. Gillespie told a recent Ripon Society forum. (Associated Press)