A little too much wine coupled with a terrible thrashing at the polls has crystallized my thinking. I had a germ of an idea for several weeks, but I woke up this morning with a completely fleshed out plan. So I want to get it in writing while the plan is still fresh in my mind.
Last night, I was actively posting on two political forums. Conservatives were (and are) devastated by Obama’s win. He ran a better campaign, had a better message, and did a better job at getting out the vote. McCain was a terrible candidate and did not run a very good campaign. It’s likely that the fallout from this election will continue to devastate the Republican Party for years to come as Republican House and Senate members decide to “retire” since they are now inconsequential and it’s no fun being a minority in Washington. They won’t give a damn if there is a Conservative candidate to take their place – they just want to get on with their lives.
So what can we little guys do?
We can’t sit around hoping the Republican bigwigs fix the Party. We can’t assume the Party will return to its Conservative roots. We can’t count on the “rich guys” to do what we want them to.
Part 1: Grassroots: Web Based Association of Conservatives from all 50 states.
- Forums for discussion
- Place to offer free services
- Place to ask for help
- Grassroots networking
Part 2: Free Resources – Members Offer Services
- Web Site Development
- Phone Banks
- White Papers
- Commercial Production
- Web Ad Creation
Part 3: Financial
- Fund Raising Ideas and Support
Part 4: Strategic Planning
- White Papers
- Position Papers
- Campaign Strategies
- Get Out the Vote Strategies
We need to go after every elected and appointed position in the country – school board, PTA, Mayor, City Council, state assembly, governor, US Congress, local boards, heads of departments in state government, etc. We need a coordinated set of principles that identifies a Conservative so that local politicians are in sync with state and federal politicians.
Please provide me with your feedback.