Where does the GOP go from here?Submitted by Unknownuser on Sat, 11/10/2012 - 16:33
Not everyone in the GOP is bad. They just don't get it. But I am sensing a real "ah ha" moment among some of these people. We must take advantage of this moment and work extra hard at spreading our message.
This morning, I emailed this to a committeeman of my local GOP. He than forwarded my email to others saying "she gets it!". But in all actuality...i think this was his "ah ha" moment. He "got" it.
Here is my email.
I would like to add that most people that I know who voted for Obama this time around voted against the "boogyman". They view the republicans to stand for the wealthy. We need to fix that image...not by giving up our core principles but rather revamp our message. As republicans, our core beliefs are truly about Liberty. Everything we stand for can and should be in the message of liberty.
Look at Congressman Ron Paul's message. Although he has retired you will still be hearing from him. In fact, you will probably be seeing more of him...giving lectures and speeches...mostly on the college campuses. His message is so simple and unlike any other you've heard. His message of liberty spread like it was going out of style! And his grassroots supporters did most of the work. Have you ever googled Ron Paul or looked him up on YouTube? Its crazy! Its as if he were a rock star or a Saint. This 76 year old man made conservatism look cool!
He also collected more donations from regular people like you and I than any other candidate. His campaign came up with the term "money bomb" and actually got people excited to donate $5, $10, $20 or what ever they could! I have to admit...I personally gave up a couple pair of new shoes just so I could donate! I felt proud! I felt like I was donating to a cause...like donating for a cure for cancer.
His message of liberty reached out to the youthful vote and independents across the board. He pulled supporters from both ends of the political spectrum. He got his supporters engaged and involved. How did he do it? Well, he had a message. And It is not a republican vs. democrat thing. He spoke of truth...as ugly as it may have seemed at times. But the people listened. His message was about Liberty.
We cannot keep our focus on how to beat the democrats. Reality is, the republicans have many flaws! And some of that was witnessed right here in our own little county BPOU convention.
The republicans need to start acting like republicans. Stop focusing on the democrats and start focusing on our own. How can we fix our own party and make it better? What is our message?
And how can we reach out to new voters? Did you know there there were fewer voters this year than there were in 2004 and 2008. Romney received fewer votes than McCain. Now that's what I call apathy! This year a ham sandwich could have ran away with the election! Time to seriously rethink what we're doing!
I think if we want to start winning elections we all should take a lesson from Dr. Ronald Earnest Paul. Embrace Liberty. Inspire. Motivate.