Friday, August 22, 2008

Winning at Any Cost-How the Dems Cheat

A few years ago, a friend and former Whitemarsh committeeman gave me a book, "If it's Not Close, They Can't Cheat" by Hugh Hewitt. I've just recently come across it and am in the process of reading it, again. The book is a "how to" for budding (and veteran) activists who really want to win elections both on the national and local level. The publisher synopsizes the book:

This is a book about winning elections in an age when security has trumped almost every other issue and the technology of political effectiveness is evolving with lightning quickness. Hewitt offers real-world tactics for individuals who (1) care about the future of the United States and (2) want to work effectively to help elect candidates who will lead the country?on a national or local level?in the right direction.

In this book, Hugh Hewitt does more than rehash conservative grievances, preach to the choir, or even preach to the choir plus the undecideds. He aims to change the behavior of the choir, one reader at a time. Hewitt includes material targeted to people of faith when appropriate and appeals to all readers who consider themselves conservative or center-right.

The recklessness of our leaders on security and many other crucial issues has never been clearer, and acting in response to that recklessness has never been so urgent. The silly response is anger. The smart response is winning elections.

It's a good read, and has inspired me to follow several local elections more closely. I will report a few times a week on how the race(s) are going, and will delve deep into the local papers and blogs, to see how and why some of the dems are trying to pull a fast one to win elections in our area.

I'll compare the campaign with some of the tactics Hewitt speaks of in his book, to see just where we are slipping up by letting them get away with underhanded and downright dirty campaigning.

I'm going to go out on a limb, and start Monday with a local State Representative race, introduce you to the dems cavalcade of misinformation, and analyze the campaign to show you why they have to cheat to have a chance this year.

Stay tuned!

And here is the rest of it.

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