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Curtis Coleman: Money Bomb Today!

Earlier this month, we helped stop the Obama-Pelosi-Reid fast train to a government takeover of the US health care system. The battle that ground the Democrat engine to a halt took place in Massachusetts, but patriots from across America sacrificed their valuable time and hard-earned money to help make the victory possible. We can now expect more candidates to try to tap the cooperation and corroboration of Americans from coast-to-coast that helped MA Republican Scott Brown win the seat Democrats never thought they could lose.

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One of Brown’s most successful tactics came in the form of an online “Money Bomb” that raised over $1.3 million in just one day! Thousands of individuals donated as little as $5 to help Brown become the Senator-elect who will soon take the seat so long occupied by the iconic liberal Democrat Ted Kennedy. Now, Arkansas Republican candidate for US Senate Curtis Coleman hopes to boost his campaign coffers utilizing the Brown model.

Coleman is one of four GOP candidates Rasmussen shows leading Senator Blanche Lincoln in this year’s race to represent Arkansas in the US Senate. But the conservative business owner lags behind the GOP establishment favorite in raising campaign cash for the race, and has announced he will be holding his own “Money Bomb” tomorrow.

Calling his event “10 for ’10“, Coleman has set a goal of 1,000 Facebook friends contributing $10 each to raise $10,000 on Saturday. His slogan, “Change America for $10“, implies that anyone (everyone?) in America can do a little to accomplish dramatic, real change for these United States.

Coleman was one of the first to commit to challenge the incumbent Lincoln, and he’s been working hard to establish an impressive grassroots network of supporters across the state. He’s been present at numerous Tea Party events across the state, working the crowd when he wasn’t addressing them. He’s used social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook to a much greater extent than his competition. We’ve heard supporters state this extraordinary level of interaction during the campaign and his promise to continue to engage his constituents once elected are the reasons they’ve chosen to support Coleman.

Tomorrow we’ll find out just how effective his efforts have been. If his Money Bomb proves successful, Coleman’s grassroots efforts and extensive use of the internet and social networking may prove to be the tactic that turns the establishment GOP on its head. Members of the Republican hierarchy that call on Coleman and others to drop out and let their candidate run unopposed just might be silenced. And a real Republican primary, where the people of Arkansas choose their nominee, just might occur.

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January 29, 2010 Posted by | Election 2010 | , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Tech Savvy VP Biden? Maybe not.

Obama might have won last year’s election through his manipulation of the internet, but we now know that VP Joe Biden certainly wasn’t a part of the team that crafted the President’s web strategy. It’s doubtful that Biden has ever even connected to the internet based on his comments on CBS’ Early Show the other day when he told Maggie Rodriguez he “forgot a website number.”

Check out the video of the VP demonstrating just how “out of touch” he is with the tech-based world.

May 1, 2009 Posted by | Democrats | , , , , | Leave a comment

Are We On the Verge of a Rightroots Movement?

by Aaron Marks on NextGenGOP

It’s been a while since I’ve heard chatter on the blogosphere about building a Rightroots movement (I last commented on it at the end of October). However, over the past few weeks, I’ve seen a number of major developments that suggest we might be on the verge of establishing a true and effective Rightroots movement.

When John Hawkins wrote about this topic, he noted that (emphasis added):

One of the biggest problems online — and this extends outside of the blogosphere — is that there are far more liberals online than conservatives and they’re much more enthusiastic.

Because of that, huge websites that can drive a lot of traffic like Digg, Fark, and YouTube have come to be dominated by liberals, even though they aren’t liberal per se.

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December 29, 2008 Posted by | GOP | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Mr. Duncan, It’s Time to Step Aside

By the time election day rolled around this year, it was well known the GOP wasn’t trying to maximize the number of races it would win, but instead trying to minimize the number of races it would lose.  Here’s a headline from June 9 of this year, GOP Official: If We Only Lose Eight Senate Seats, We Win.  Talk about setting yourself up for defeat.

The Republican Party Chairman, Mike Duncan, wants another shot even after the drumming the party took in November’s elections.  But does he deserve it?  Can the GOP recover under the same leader who served as helmsman through this past election cycle?

I believe the answer is no.

Chairman Duncan has served the Republican Party for 30+ years and we are grateful for his service, but it’s time to step aside. 

A growing movement of grassroots conservatives has sprung up since the election, alive with an energy that we never saw throughout this past election cycle.  Almost 7,000 have endorsed Rebuild the Party‘s plan to revive the GOP and almost 2,000 are active on the movement’s Ning social networking site–blogging, participating in discussion forums, and forming alliances of fellow grassroots activists, all in preparation for elections that will take place in two and four years.   This movement counts over 4,300 members in its group on the social networking site Facebook.

Another grassroots movement, Top Conservatives on Twitter, has sprung to life as well.  In a few short weeks, it has grown to more than 1,500 members.   This group has already begun to organize and implement Action Projects to promote conservative causes.  An internet campaign to stop the auto company bailout, an alliance formed with Ford Motor Company when it became clear Ford wasn’t asking for federal money, and a drive to enlist RNC members are just a few of the causes this group of activists have undertaken in the weeks since the election.

The rapid growth and impact of these movements demonstrate greatest weakness in the current RNC leadership.   It ignored or dismissed them almost entirely throughout the campaign.  These online activists weren’t utilized while Barack Obama was building an internet army to promote his message and distort ours.  We were routed in November, in part, because we failed to integrate 21st century communications in our strategy. 

The internet is a medium that can carry our conservative message cheaply and efficiently.  Now is not the time to trust in leaders who cannot or will not embrace the technology that makes our message available to 183 million adults who have access to the internet.  According to this  Harris Interactive poll and this Zogby poll, the internet is the MOST trusted source for news among Americans.  And the GOP failed to make use of this during the 2008 elections.

Now is the time to step aside Mr. Duncan, for the good of the party.


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December 22, 2008 Posted by | GOP | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sen. Jim Demint (R-SC) Gets It

Senator Jim Demint (R-SC) held a conference call with bloggers today, discussing the recent

Sen. DeMint (R-SC)

Sen. DeMint (R-SC)

bailout of the financial industry, proposed bailout of the Detroit automakers, universal health care, and the so called Employee Free Choice Act.

This is great.  I’ve thought for years that one of the Republican Party’s biggest mistakes is to campaign on conservative values, then shift to the left in an effort to gain favor from the mainstream media.  It’s always seemed to me that these politicians think “I’ll give a little to get the press on my side, then I’ll have some flexibility to implement a conservative agenda.”

The problem with this line of thought is the mainstream media will never embrace a conservative agenda.  If fact, they will always embrace the more liberal of two candidates, policies, etc and attack the more conservative.  The mainstream press is simply too deeply infiltrated with hard-line liberals.  They’ll play this game all day long, only they play it to win.  Each compromise (shift to the left) by a conservative is exploited as a weakness in the political right’s argument, then used to bolster the argument of the left.

Just look at the treatment of John McCain.  When he ran against Bush in 2000, he was hailed as a hero and Bush a villain by the media.  This year, that same media couldn’t seem to differentiate between the two.

Question:  How can conservatives get their message to appeal to voters if it’s consistently shredded and distorted by the conduit from the messenger to the audience? 

Answer:  They can’t if they continue to believe the solution lies with gaining favor from the left-dominated mainstream media.

That’s why I’m impressed by Senator DeMint’s willingness to distribute his message through a new conduit–the blogosphere.  Last month it was reported that Fox News and the Internet are the most trusted news sources according to a Zogby poll commissioned by the Independent Film Channel (I bet that made them sick.)  This is amazing when you consider the non-stop rants charging Fox News with right-wing bias on virtually every other TV network and major newspaper in the country.  So Senator DeMint has the right idea–stop letting the mainstream media distort his conservative message and get it in front of the people from sources they trust.

That message will be received by bloggers and groups like Rebuild the Party and Top Conservatives on Twitter whose members will then distribute it to voters and motivate grassroots organizers through their blogs and personal contacts.

Thank God we finally some have conservative leaders like Senator DeMint who get it!

December 12, 2008 Posted by | GOP | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment