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We Can Make the 2008 Election the Success of the 1992 Election

I wrote this in response to this post at Protein Wisdom: Voting & Pareto-suboptimal Solutions

None of us should not vote. Because then the mass media and both parties will spin the results whichever way they choose. However, a vote for the Democrat nominee will only send a message that the nation now supports Democrats and socialist government. However, a vote for McCain will only send the message that the Republican Party is now a party of liberalism, socialism and populism and Conservatism is dead. So, the only way I see for Conservatives to send a message that cannot be spun any which way the media, Democrats, Republicans and liberals/socialists want is to get a national write-in campaign going for a Conservative.

Now, people have told me that voting for Ross Perot in 1992 was a ‘waste’ of a vote and led to Bill Clinton. However, I look at that another way. Voting for Ross Perot sent the message to the Republican Party that people wanted fiscal conservatism in government. Republicans got the message and campaigned on that in 1994 and took the House for the first time in 40 years. Those Ross Perot votes were NOT wasted votes, they were message votes which gave us the House 2 years later.

The same thing applies now. Since we don’t have a 3rd Party Conservative, our only choice (unless Fred Thompson somehow gets the nomination in a brokered convention) is to get a national campaign to write-in a Conservative. My choice is Fred Thompson. I think most conservatives like him and wanted him to be the nominee, but they were too cowardly or too foolish enough to believe the mass media movement to call him “unelectable” to rally around him in the Primary. So now we are stuck with a liberal, socialist Republican vs a liberal, socialist Democrat.

My opinion is that the Republican Party is going to go down in flames no matter who is the nominee at this point, McCain or Romney. So the only thing we can do now is send our message. When the exit polls are released, they will show McCain getting trounced by either Obama or Hillary, but they will also show a Conservative movement of mass support for a 3rd Party Conservative. The Republican Party will see that and realize that unless they want to lose their conservative base to a major 3rd Party movement over the course of the next 4 years, they better get their heads out of their arses and get back to Conservatism.


February 4, 2008 , 12:14AM - Posted by | 2008 Presidential Election, Conservatism, John McCain

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