Outreach and Get Out The Vote
In developing the Growth and Opportunity Project‘s Autopsy of the 2012 election (pdf), the Republican National Committee correctly identified the reason for the party’s loss, but failed to recommend a coherent strategy to reverse it.
President Obama won by defining his opponent in a negative way, and marrying modern technology with old-fashioned boots on the ground. Republicans can do those things even better than he did, but doing so will require radically reforming the party.
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I Should Not Have Had to Go to Texas
I first heard Ted Cruz speak in Atlanta at the first RedState Gathering. As much as Marco Rubio or Nikki Haley, Cruz was impressive even then. I casually monitored his campaign for Attorney General and then Senator, marveling at his consistent ability to defend and articulate conservative ideas. America needs Mr. Cruz in the Senate, and the only question for me was how much of | Read More »
Advice to Candidates, Part 2
I was asked to speak to a candidate forum in chiburban Will County, Illinois on Saturday, March 10. I had to leave early, so only spoke to the candidates themselves and a handful of early arrivals. I didn’t record the talk, so this is from my notes and speech outline. Hi, I’m Loren Heal, a Precinct Committeeman from Cumberland County in downstate Illinois, and Congressional | Read More »
What Happened At RightOnline
Promoted from Diaries – ML Redstate’s own ColdWarrior and Ron Robinson invited several precinct activists from around the country to sit on a panel at the recent RightOnline conference, put on by Americans for Prosperity. Our topic was the “Importance of Precinct Activism”. Below the fold you will find some more details that I didn’t include in my portion of the event, and get to | Read More »
A Day In The Life of a Conservative PC
I don’t mean to say that this day is typical of my day as a conservative Precinct Committeeman, but they come like this sometimes. When I think about the end of the day, the beginning and middle seem like warm-up laps.
Candidates Do Not Lie
Despite the increase in sophistication and insight most of us have gained into politics since the 2000 election and especially with the rise of the tea parties, we’re going make one of two mistakes in 2012: Let the MSM pick our presidential candidate Prematurely jump for a shiny candidate who is most unlike Obama, as to avoid #1 Candidates present as little information as needed | Read More »
How To Save the GOP
Now it seems that John Boehner has endorsed Maria Cino for the Republican National Committee chairmanship. There is a problem with that endorsement. If others follow suit, it will destroy the Republican Party.
Cede No Territory
I do not live in a blue state. I live in a state in which the majority of votes have been counted for Democrats. That is going to change. And it will start with me.
How To Harness the Tea Parties for Republican Wins in November
Republicans are confident of a nice little November. That’s not enough for me, and it shouldn’t be enough for you. I want a total victory, one that may take decades. I won’t be satisfied until the Democratic Party is pushed off the national scene, its very name a byword, the Marxist ideals at its heart totally discredited. The Tea Party movement will lead us there. | Read More »
The Two Kinds of Republicans
For the past several months there has been a controversy over whether to be a Republican one has to be conservative, and in the end just how conservative one must be. Even now, we haven’t decided the matter, based on the way people talk about the races in — to pick two states at random — Alaska and Delaware. There are really just two kinds | Read More »
Our Lives, Our Fortunes, and Our Sacred Honor
How serious is our situation? Some would say not very serious at all. “The TEA Party cavalry has arrived, see look at this poll, and Republicans are going to retake the House. And the Senate.” Well, one of them, surely, or at least enough seats in the Senate that government will only grow by leaps, not leaps and bounds. Hardly anything to fret about. Friends, | Read More »