"This initiative is a twist in the basic concept that well-trained and informed volunteers and staffers will help build a stronger party for the long term," Mr. Carney explained. "There is a thirst for this type of training, and it's a tangible product the RNC can provide to state and local parties and their candidates."
"It is going to continue to hang around his head," said David Carney, a Republican Party strategist who worked on Mr. Perry's 2012 campaign. "He does have a very narrow margin of error for other mishaps. Every candidate misspeaks, every candidates make gaffes because of the pace and routine if running for president, but he will be held to a higher standard."