Since the end of George W. Bush’s second term in office, I have heard about and read about all the strategies for the Republican Party. These pontifications grew louder and more pronounced after each loss to our current SCOAMF. I’m sick of it all.
There was simply no strategy necessary for this past election. It was a simple as this: point to Obama and repeat the word, “failure”. In all the strategizing, all the polling, all the excrement involved in a campaign, this simple thing was lost among the intelligentsia running the supposed party of conservatives.
What we needed in 2008, and needed even more in 2012 was a conservative candidate. What we ran against the evil of socialism were two candidates who were utterly incapable of articulating the conservative message, let alone stand upon a conservative record. Now, in the wake of an incomprehensible loss to one of the most radical leftists to hold the office of President of the United States, the din of strategy again reverberates throughout conservative circles.
I have a really simple set of guidelines for you all. This is the only strategy necessary.
1) Call leftism a failure. Call this philosophy for what it is every single chance available. Highlight the fact that this philosophy has never succeeded in the history of humanity.
2) Do not fear the media-darling candidate. This applies to both leftists as well as the Republican candidate whom the left favors during the primaries. Recall that John McCain and Mitt Romney were both recipients of very favorable media until their nominations. Call these candidates out for what they are: tools of a leftist propaganda machine. Any time the media likes a Republican, you should run like hell from this person.
3) Do not capitulate. The left does not, yet the right is expected to do so. Draw a clear line in the sand and be prepared to defend it regardless of the media coverage.
Conservatives pine for the “Ronald Reagan” of our time. The problem is that most do not recall how negatively Reagan was received by the press. If you think that media coverage of George W. Bush was bad, think again. Reagan’s was the worst ever in his re-election bid. It was documented as the most negative coverage of a Presidential candidate, and he won all but DC and Minnesota.
Enough “strategery”, a term not coined by former President Bush. Just honestly stand by our Constitution. The rest should easily fall into place.
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