If You're in it to WIN it...Submitted by purplefetus on Mon, 05/09/2011 - 22:01
...then I welcome you to THE PLAN, that's right, the blueprint to victory.
I can't figure out whats more mind-blowing; an honest candidate loyal to the Constitution such as RP or the amazing energized die-hard supporters of RP. It's blatantly obvious (no contest) that RP has attracted the MOST loyal, pro-active supporters in the history of politics.
Tragically, I feel that our efforts are misdirected toward tasks (ie. posting signs, ruling the internet, button-pins, on-line polls, hostile msg board wars, etc...) resulting in fruitless outcomes. 2008 election was proof that winning straw polls, having the most signs (paint the town RP), even record-breaking fundraisers DID NOT WIN us any primaries. NOT EVEN ONE! And so, I suggest to all you pro-active supporters out there to pick up what you're doing ONLY AFTER you have implemented THE PLAN.
So what is THE PLAN?
Here it is--THE PLAN---->join your local county level GOP committee & become an official Committeeman
-Together, the committeemen elect the County GOP Chairman
-Committeemen often become delegates
-They NOTORIOUSLY endorse primary candidates in ALL elections (sheriff, congressman, state legislature, senator, etc.)
-They get invited to the big dinners and establishment straw polls (read my comment from another thread)
Here's the end game--if all the die hard supporters become committeemen, then it's game over! This plan isn't foolproof, but it would be next to impossible for the establishment to counter it. I think every county in America easily has 30-40 die hard RP-committed citizens ready to be committeemen for their county GOP chapters. I'm voicing this because I strongly suspect that there are NUMEROUS loyal supporters out there wasting efforts on other avenues w/fruitless outcomes ie. blimps, sign waves, RP t-shirts, etc... I believe implementing THE PLAN first will make your efforts far more fruitful.
Don't get me wrong...baking RP cupcakes, T-shirts, blimps, raising money for TV commercials is all good, BUT ONLY AFTER you've reserved your spot on the GOP County Committee. As you may have already experienced, we will NEVER be able convince the GOP establishment to endorse RP therefore FIRST AND FOREMOST we have to become the establishment.
HOW TO DO IT:
-Many precincts have unfilled spots.
-With so much apathy, no one cares for these spots!
-It's easy to get a spot, not competitive at all. But rules vary by state.
-It's a volunteer position; therefore, no obligations.
-Do as much or little work as you want.
-Earmark efforts to educating voters about RP & pertinent issues as you feel appropriate. (Great place to hand out your button-pins, t-shirts, blimps, etc...)
-Obviously you can go canvassing door-to-door w/o being a committeeman BUT people will take you more seriously if you are an OFFICIAL GOP Committeeman. It gives you street cred.
I would like to see a good discussion over this approach. I welcome any dissenting views and criticism to THE PLAN. It's the best way to tweak it ; )