Throughout his career, Chris has had opportunities to work with and learn from some of the most effective conservative leaders in Colorado. Not just in a classroom setting, but in real life, shoulder-to-shoulder, in business and in the political arena. The fundamental lesson that those leaders have provided Chris is that having principled positions is not about winning or losing. Rather, having principled positions is about holding to those positions regardless of the outcome or the pressure to compromise. Indeed, the legislative process is often described as the "art of compromise." The question, therefore, is whether there are any positions to which a politician will hold and not compromise.