Nolan and Diane are good folk.
Small government people have either taken control of or have good relationships with many county level GOP parties around here and to a lesser extent statewide.
However, we have a long way to go in the state GOP party. The Ron Paul/TEA party small government people were absolutely railroaded at the convention. Furthermore, Jay Robets, author of this monstrosity, ran unopposed in yesterday’s primary. Bummer.
I know the state leadership is a bunch of Rockefeller types and need to be voted out. The only way to accomplish that is to outvote them on the floor (assuming fair counts are made and rules are followed, not the case recently). It can be done, but must be done next year at the district level and then the state officer elections.
Here is how. Last year, an off year state convention, there were 1100 some odd delegates on the floor. Leadership elections are done in off years. This years state convention had 1400 plus delegates seated. If all county parties filled their delegate slots, there would be 1800 plus on the floor.
Some counties will never send delegates. Twigg springs to mind! But there are enough slots available in many counties that some small government people could go undercover, start helping this election, attend meetings, etc so they get to be state delegates NEXT year!
If the delegate count at next years convention is 1500 or so instead of 1100 and the new folk are small government folk, we can turn this around at the state level and be ready to move to bigger targets.
I agree its a sin no one ran against Roberts, Tony thought about it a bit but was not ready to go against the machine. You are also right in what needs to happen even more over the next two years with taking more spots...
I do know Diane and Nolan are good folk, I have worked with them on several items over these last several years and if you have also we probably have meet at an event or two in Valdosta.