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Take on the task to make our Republican General Assembly Delegates and Senators “look good” throughout the upcoming Session. Write good press. Get it into the media. Convince the electorate that Republican stewardship of the Commonwealth is “the way” for them to prosper and create opportunity for their prodigy.
Build and spread a strong message of accomplishment that compels the electorate to favor election of a Republican majority in both Virginia Houses this coming November.
The most pressing issue Virginian Republicans face is to retain or recapture dominance and control of our own General Assembly. From this action, we can step up to the task of winning back a majority of Virginia Representative seats.
Face reality. We have completely lost our voice on the National scene. I would strongly recommend the path to recovery of that voice lies through our local and Commonwealth politics.
I didn’t like Gilmore. I liked Warner. But I voted for Gilmore because he is “like minded”. I suspect there are a number of you that don’t like me and my criticism of your apparent lack of direction. No one is going to hear you on our National issues - the economy, energy, immigration, less government, less tax and spend, and security. But I assure you I am “like minded” and “like” you for being “like minded”. Webb and Warner will never have the incentive to take the Virginian Republican voice seriously until such time as the Virginia political map is very heavily Republican in more of the majority of the localities.
You all need to recognize where the real battle lies. There’s no “Hail ’O Mary” pass (another “Ronald McReagan“) that‘s going to save the game for either Virginia Republicans or National Republicans. It’s three and half yards on the ground and in the mud on every play! It’s the fourth quarter with two minutes on the clock. We’re on our own twenty and down by two possessions. In short - nearly hopeless.
I’m not saying, “Give up”. I’m saying you’ve got to get your head out of that “dark place” and act as if it means your survival. “Holding hands” on this network is nice therapy; but it won’t win any uncommitted, undecided, uninterested, or non partisan votes at the polls. We don’t need more Republicans. We need more of the “like minded” voting our ticket. No mean task in this “entitlement minded”, “government is the answer” culture.
Hyperbole: An extravagant exaggeration: Everyone wants the same things. Trouble is. Everyone wants them on their own terms.