It is a little ironic that when I linked the Root for America website to last nights post I just clicked it up swiped the URL and pasted it without checking it out. On going back I found the following blog post from WAR, which indicates that he is thinking the same way.
These for the GOP “are the times which try men’s souls.” I believe one of the major obstacles in the way of winning is the defeatism that has crept into the psyche of many members, owing to an apparent belief that the liberal media are reporting fact. They are not; they are in fact ignoring the positives, and spinning the negatives.
How do you compete with that? Well go out and do some good old campaigning, that’s how. Hold meetings get those flyers out, talk to the people around you, and hey the people at the top may start to realize what the basic Republican is on about from you, instead of from market research prior to an election.
Don’t fall into the trap however of putting up the sort of candidate you will get from the other side, or one who isn’t what you really want but ‘gee he could compete with the Dems on their own ground’. Your party is not about big government nanny staters spending like drunken sailors.
Select a good solid Republican, preferably a federalist, not one who will try to centralize power so he can have it all, one with a good political record but not obsessed with politics, one who maybe has got out and done other stuff and now has a sense of duty which makes him step forward again.
There are excellent Congressional and Senate candidates working in serious and credible campaigns to unseat well entrenched Democrats, a factor which will tie those seat warmers down and pull them back to protecting their incumbency. These people can and will boost the vote for your Presidential nominee, don’t let them down by either giving up, or selecting an unacceptable candidate to head the ticket. Imagine getting rid of Murtha.
Heres part of what Wayne Root had to say: -
Iowa's primary results were amazing, interesting, and surprising to the national media. But they were thrilling to me- the frontrunner for the Libertarian Presidential nomination. As a matter of fact, I'd call them a "dream come true." Will they carry over to New Hampshire (where I'll be campaigning this weekend) and other early primary states? That I don't know- and neither does the media or political pundits. But I sure hope so.
With Huckabee and Obama as the candidates of the 2 major political parties- anyone who desires a smaller (and more limited) federal government, lower spending, lower taxes, a balanced budget and more rights for the individual can no longer rationalize voting for the "lesser of 2 evils." That excuse is out the window.
Obama is perhaps the worst big-government, soak the rich, tax and spend Democrat ever to run for President in modern times (yes that includes George McGovern and Ted Kennedy). He'll give you nothing but big...bigger...or super-sized government. He'll tax America into bankruptcy.
But Republican Mike Huckabee provides no alternative. On the fiscal side, he too is a big-government, tax and spender. As Governor of Arkansas, Huckabee received a grade of "D" from the Cato Institute (a small government, fiscally conservative Libertarian research group)- lower than most liberal Democrat Governors. But worst of all, on the social side, Huckabee makes Obama look like a small government Libertarian. Huckabee is a big government, Nanny State religious zealot (a former Minister) who wants "Big Brother" to enforce his views on the rest of us. What a choice.
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