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#TCOT lays out 4 C’s

Top Conservatives on Twitter is a rapidly growing tech-savvy grassroots movement whose members are connected on the social networking site Twitter.  Though this group only sprang into existence following November’s elections, it already counts 2,145 members as of this writing. 

Unlike some other conservative networks that were created in response to Democrats’ overwhelming victory last year, from the start #TCOT founder Michael P. Leahy and other early members of the group began to organize and implement action projects designed to advance conservative causes.

Today, one of those action projects, Operation Statement of Principles, has resulted in the release of #TCOT’s 4 C’s–the guiding principles of the group.

  1. Conservatism

  2. Collaboration

  3. Constructive Dialogue

  4. Community

For a detailed explanation of each “C” click here.

If you agree with these 4 principles and would like to help in the fight to advance the conservative agenda, join us on #TCOT.

January 9, 2009 - Posted by | Conservatism | , , , , , ,


  1. When I first started seeing the hashtag appear, I had no idea what it meant. Suddenly people were picking up my blog posts and retweeting them with #TCOT. I wondered what was going on and finally found out what it was.

    I don’t want to say that Top Conservatives on Twitter was the singular force which caused me to convert from casual leftist to urban conservative, but it was definitely the final piece which allowed me to realize that my goals and values are tied up in conservative views. To be blunt: I’d wrongly been a democrat most of my adult life and didn’t get that.

    Anyway… it is wonderful that the conservatives have broken out of typical “let’s just do what we’ve always done” ways of thinking to embrace social media and rebuild the party. The response and evolution has been incredible to watch. Expect exponential growth in 2009.

    Honored to be a part of this movement and cannot wait to see how 2010 elections turn out with the help of organizational techniques such as this!

    Comment by Adrienne | January 10, 2009 | Reply

  2. Glad to have you aboard Adrienne!

    It’s been great for me too. Though I’d been a registered Republican for more than 20 years, I switched my registration to independent last year because the GOP had seemed to abandon conservatism.

    These grassroots movements have given me an opportunity to get involved, have a voice, and hopefully help to bring the party back where it belonged.

    Comment by John Allison, III | January 11, 2009 | Reply

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