Conservative Talk Radio Host: “He who controls the precincts controls the party.”
I think he's on to something.
Someone said this today on the radio:
“Fixing Washington is a local political effort.”
“[This is] dead-on right. And it’s actually very simple. It’s a saying: ‘He who controls the precincts controls the party.’ And that is true.”
“[T]he precinct level, precinct captain, precincts running the voting facilities, being in charge of party politics at the precinct level ’cause it all bubbles up from there. The precinct level is going to determine the kind of people who are gonna get nominated, win primaries and this kind of thing.”
“So what you’re doing is exactly right. You’re getting involved at the precinct level. The problem is there’s no glamour there and it’s not attractive to people. It is the town council. It is the school board. It is the PTA. What’s the fun in that? You know, everybody wants to debut in the big leagues. Everybody wants to be in Washington. If you’re in politics, or a lobbyist, everybody wants to be in Washington. . . . But it is at the precinct level where the foundation and the control of the party, any party, and therefore the identity and the issues it stands for and so forth, that’s where it has its roots.”
“[W]hoever wrote it, ‘He who controls the precincts controls the party,’ is dead-on right.”
Who was the conservative radio talk show host who said this today?
Are you trying to get control of your political party where you live? Starting with your own precinct?