Bragging rights for GOTV: some suggestions for getting them
One of two things will happen on Nov. 2. Either the Democrats will retain power in the House of Representatives, or not. Same re the Senate.
Assuming the Democrats lose that power, in one or both cases, will you have bragging rights? Will you be able to say, “I actually got some people to the polls, I think, because I . . . “?
Some suggestions for achieving bragging rights:
No matter where you live, I recommend you contact the campaign headquarters of your Republican House and (if applicable) Senate candidates and ask how you can help Get Out the Vote (“GOTV”). If they want your help, pitch in and help. Even if it means sweeping the floors.
Assuming you live in a safe Republican district, the campaigns may tell you they have things well in hand. Or, if you live in a solid Dem district, they may say, we don’t think we can win. In either case, I recommend you go to a site like www.40seats.com and or www.takebackthe20.com and pick a conservative Republican candidate for whom you can make GOTV phone calls from afar (because there’s no sense trying to help a sure winner or sure loser). The three candidates I recommend you place at the top of your list are Senate candidate Joe Miller in Alaska and Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell in Delaware:
(Watch the videos on the net of Allen West. I want him in the House. He fights.)
With so few days left before the mailing of the early ballots, each day becomes critical. For example, assuming a viable candidate exists in your locale, they may need help right now stuffing envelopes for mailers, putting up signs, making phone calls, etc.
If you’ve never been involved in GOTV efforts you can learn a little bit about it at the Concord Project:
For reference, two other great resources for learning about Get Out The Vote and precinct organizing are American Majority and The Voices of America:
Please, let’s give it our best shot — let’s all get into the trenches and help Get Out The Vote and help win EVERY RACE POSSIBLE!
ColdWarrior, PC (that’s “precinct committeeman,” not “political child!”)
Conservatives, UNITE! CHANGE the Republican Party and save the world by UNITING INSIDE the Party as precinct committeemen. NOW! (32 days until Nov. 2 — what are YOU DOING to help get out the vote in your precinct?)
American first, conservative second, Republican precinct committeeman BY NECESSITY!
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
- Edmund Burke