The Real Nature of Politics
June 28, 2017 12:00 ET
Many committed conservatives tend to believe that being right, in the sense of being correct, is sufficient to win. Unfortunately, political history proves otherwise. If you allow your opposition to organize and communicate better than you do, they will beat you no matter how right you are — and you don't deserve to win. You owe it to your philosophy to study how to win. You have a moral obligation to learn how to win. Learn the real nature of politics, and study how to win.
Robert Arnakis is the Senior Director of Domestic and International Programs for The Leadership Institute, the nation's premier public policy training organization. Robert oversees divisions which provide political education and training to tens of thousands of activists, elected officials, and political staffers.
Robert's 15 years of grassroots organizing, campaign, fundraising, and communications experience has established him as one the country's top political trainers. His background includes serving as campaign staff on presidential, congressional, municipal, and initiative-focused campaigns. Robert's best campaign memory was assisting U.S. Senator John Thune in defeating Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle.
In addition to Mr. Arnakis' domestic work, he is frequently asked to aid international delegations. His body of work includes training NGO's, government officials and political party leadership from over three dozen countries including: Great Britain, Canada, Iraq, China, India, Cambodia, Azerbaijan, Mongolia, Serbia, Nigeria, Bolivia, Nicaragua, and Peru. Most recently Robert worked with party leaders in East Timor, the world's youngest democratic country.
Raised in Lake Tahoe, CA, Robert attended Biola University where he majored in sociology and political science. He enjoys traveling, the San Diego Padres and University of North Carolina basketball. Robert is married and resides in Springfield, Virginia.