Skip to comments.Common Sense After a Close Election
Posted on 11/20/2012 3:08:31 PM PST by Perdogg
I would like to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting and standing by me in this crucial election. I am glad to report that we were victorious on Election night by securing over 61 percent of the vote in my new district.
Yet, with the election a few weeks behind us, we are now facing a serious challenge in front of us as we try to make some sense out of the disappointing presidential election outcome.
One of the lessons that we should take from this experience is that capitulation on our values and principles is not the answer. We build a majority by adding to that coalition by taking your principles to new constituencies.
We need to appeal to those constituencies; those who instinctively know that you cannot borrow and spend your way rich, immigrants who came to this country to escape the stultifying central planning, young people who face a bleaker future than their parents enjoyed, and those most damaged by Obamas policies.
The answer to building that coalition is the self-evident truth of the American founding: that freedom works and we need to put it back to work.
I hope that you can take the time and read my speech, Common Sense After a Close Election, which outlines my vision of what our Party needs to do to be victorious again
Always liked McClintock. He should be the governor of CA.
Fight on to the 2014 midterms!!!
My congressman and he get’s it!
“My point is, you cannot build a majority by systematically ejecting the constituent parts of that coalition. You build a majority by adding to that coalition by taking your principles to new constituencies.
Working Americans of every race know instinctively that you cannot borrow and spend your way rich. We need to appeal to them.
Immigrants came to this country to escape the stultifying central planning and corrupt bureaucracies that ravaged their economies. We need to appeal to them.
For the first time in our history, young people face a bleaker future than their parents enjoyed. We need to appeal to them.
The very groups of voters most damaged by Obama’s policies are those who voted for Obama - we need to appeal to them.
Not in the closing days of a campaign poisoned with partisanship - but right now.”
We’re going to win next time by going negative and making the Democrat seem like an unacceptable option on a personal, emotional level. Our two most recent popular vote victories were won this way, against Kerry and Dukakis. The small percentage of swing voters who come out for presidential elections are simply too dimwitted to understand anything else. We lose presidential elections when we’re nice. We need to realize politics is a non-violent war, and be just as mean and nasty as we would be to any enemy in war.
I have followed Tom McClintock for a number of years, and few actual politicians impress me like him. He’s a straight talking fiscal conservative that understands California politics, and fiscal issues and sanity in general. Listened to him many a time on Barbara Simpson’s program. California is missing on this guy. He’s the real deal.
“.......Hes the real deal.”
Yes he is.
He doesn’t even sound like a RINO !
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