5 posted on Monday, February 13, 2012 12:32:38 PM by Yaelle: “Hey, this means I can see Santorum live finally! Senator, come to the great OC please!”
Yaelle, you’re Korean. You may be able to do more for your candidate than you realize.
Call around to Korean businessmen and offer to provide Korean-language brochures in their stores explaining why their customers should vote for Santorum. Make sure there’s a phone number on the brochures that people can call to speak to someone in Korean.
Call some large Korean churches where you personally know members and ask if they’d be interested in having a Korean-speaking representative of Rick Santorum (maybe you?) explain why American Christians should vote for Santorum.
Find out the voter registration deadline for California and the absentee ballot rules. If the deadline hasn’t yet passed, check the laws and arrange to get voters registered. In any case, arrange to get absentee ballots filled out.
Get some Korean-language Santorum bumper stickers printed. Same for some Korean-language yard signs and Korean-lanuage posters to put in windows of businesses.
Write letters supporting Santorum to the local Korean-language newspapers in Los Angeles and Orange County. Get your Korean friends to do the same in other cities in California.
When you’re done, you should be able to document that you’ve gotten several hundred Koreans registered and several dozen Koreans, maybe several hundred, to vote absentee in advance.
Then call the Santorum campaign with an offer to help organize a Korean rally for Rick Santorum.
If you do everything right and you’re lucky (or more accurately, if you’re blessed in your work) you may end up not just seeing Santorum on stage but standing on stage with him translating for a pre-primary rally, and then getting asked to head up something like a “Koreans for Santorum” campaign effort for the general election.
And no, I’m not kidding. If you haven’t guessed yet, I might just have a little bit of experience in campaign work.
Koreans are well-known for contributing large amounts of money to political campaigns, but are often politically naive and unsophisticated themselves. It requires a Korean to get that community to the polls, but when the community is motivated, it turns out thousands of voters and sometimes tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Ethnic voters who are motivated by faith and small business ownership are the key to winning states like California. There aren’t enough of us white guys left, in places like where you live, to win the state for Republicans. America is supposed to be a country where being a good patriotic Americans doesn’t depend on skin color, and I’ve said for a long time that Koreans and Hispanics could be the key to winning places that Republicans haven’t been able to win in several generations.
Can I pretend to be Korean to get up on stage with Rick? LOL!
All joking aside, it's a great idea.
Wow, I wish I could do your words justice. I’ve had my genetics studied down to HLA typing, but there is no evidence of Korean ancestry. I do love kimchi though and I have been to Korea. I also grew up not far from where they filmed MASH.
But I would love to help his campaign here. I have very few free hours even for phoning but I will try. I can be part of Jews for santorum or moms for santorum. My baby goes everywhere I go. I am already sitting in my car right now spreading the santorum word on my bumper.