Can We Trust the Tea Party Caucus?
Do we have to rely on the likes of Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters to warn us of legislation that the Tea Party Caucus should be opposing on our behalf? Because that’s exactly what happened recently on “patent reform” – the America Invents Act that Obama signed into law on Sept 16, the day after his big “Jobs” speech to the joint session of Congress. | Read More »
A Trifecta of Tools for Victory, Part II: NationBuilder
The pricing for campaign tech is in free-fall. If we applied a sort of pricing version of Moore’s Law to online campaign software, you’d have the picture. Capabilites expand arithmetically, while the price drop is almost logarithmic. That’s only a tiny exaggeration (mathematically) but better illustrated with a direct comparison: the same technology that gleaned Obama’s campaign web site 400,000 online volunteers and $750 | Read More »
Think Precinct Committeemen Are Local Drudges? Think Again.
You could call it shameless accrual of political power, or you could call it selfless public service. I incline toward the latter, because I’ve had a tiny taste of it. Whatever you call it, there is no question that there may be some surprises in store for the new precinct committeecritter in your locale. Certainly, a committeeman should expect the normal duties of registering voters, | Read More »
PROCINCT Post-Election Update: Success + Expansion
PROCINCT broke one of the major monopolies in 2010 that give local political parties their power during the tough-fought 2010 election. Many local parties learned that they no longer possessed the monopoly on voter data that forces activists to come to them for the key tools to support their political GOTV activities. For those of you are are inclined to ask: YES, PROCINCT is | Read More »
Meg & Micro-targeting: A Factor in the CA GOP Losses?
When Meg offered to ‘buy PDI data’ for the entire state to prove that she was a ‘team player’ among all CA GOP politicians, was she really doing the various GOP locals and campaigns in the state a favor? Many CA GOP campaigns and local party operations seemed to instantly turn the data portion of their GOTV operations over to Meg’s field directors to get | Read More »
PCs Turn Out State Party Chair, RNC Treasurer
Don’t let them tell you that those lil’ ol’ Precinct Committeeman don’t have much power. They have power in spades. CW already wrote about this earlier, but I wanted to put a finer point on it. Witness what just happened in AZ. The Precinct Committeemen in one small legislative district turned out the state party chair. How? Isn’t the AZ GOP party chair elected by | Read More »
Accelerate the Tea Party GOP Takeover
And I do mean accelerate. Like driving a tanker truck full of gasoline into a prairie fire. The accelerant? Your state’s GOP bylaws. One of the purposes of the precinct committeeman project, as we sometimes say, is for some of our precinct committeemen to be drafted upwards into the state (and eventually, national) party committees. Every year or two in California, there is a | Read More »
Victory vs California
My dear friend LaborUnionReport encourages us to shrug regarding California. I disagree, at least as a Republican. (I incorporated my business in Nevada, abandoning California, long, long ago.) To understand why Republicans lost so badly in California, we need to understand some very simple numbers. I’ve read the blogs and listened to the pundits and California wasn’t lost by moderate Republican candidates like Meg and | Read More »
Killer ‘Poll Watcher’ Election Day App From AM Reviewed
This genuinely is one of those killer apps that could help revolutionize our society between our special Tuesday in 2010 and the same Tuesday in 2012… and beyond. I’m speaking of American Majority Action’s VoterFRAUD mobile app available for download now at the link. The Theory The entire ‘app’ is actually composed of 2 components, both very powerful and compelling in a social networking sense. | Read More »
Final Conditions for Victory
Events have conspired to serve us well. Our battlefield is prepared for us as few ever are. Except for small, isolated pockets, there simply is not any good news for the Democrats in these midterm elections. Read the facts that obtain nationwide below and consider – prior to my own report on the local Colbert v Schiff campaign here in CA CD 29. Speaker Pelosi, | Read More »