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Choose or Be Chosen For January 8, 2007

Posted by idahoforcox in Campaign News.
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Talking to someone tonight about the campaign, I was told two year presidential campaigns were crazy. He said he wouldn’t make up his mind as to whom he would support for at least a year. Doubtless many people feel the same way.

 

Let me give you an honest and frank admission. He’s right. Presidential campaigns last far too long. In 1976, Ronald Reagan didn’t win his first primary until May. Bill Clinton didn’t announce for President until the November before the nomination fight. Campaigns take far too long.

 

However, the Cox campaign didn’t create this mad cycle. We didn’t write the rules of the game, we’ve only realized how we must play to have a chance of winning.

 

I witnessed the Republican Campaigns of 1996 and 2000 and noticed the difference between the establishment campaigns and Conservative movement candidates that faltered. Establishment candidates realized  the time to organize was not a year before the Presidential election, nor the Summer before the primary. They hit the road and went to Iowa and New Hampshire repeatedly. They built contacts and established an organization.

Conservative candidates, however, waited far later to get in the game and found themselves playing catch up from the beginning. In our current system, this is suicidal as front loaded primaries require the presence of massive organizations to carry early primary success on to final victory.

As much as I love Mr. Cox’s beliefs, he would not have won my enthusiastic support were it not for his willingness to engage a crazy reality with sanity and common sense. His decision to step into early primary states has allowed him to get his name out, and begin building a grassroots volunteer base capable of achieving victory.

Of course, many people would rather ignore the race. We Republicans had a heartbreaking and miserable election and few want to jump right into the midst of another election. They’d rather delay their choice.

Meanwhile, their choices are being made for them. Recently released news stories show that far from ignoring the upcoming Presidential campaign, establishment candidates are busying themselves making preparations. In recently linked plans, Rudy Giuliani has the goal of raising $100 million. Governor Mitt Romney does too, and today he held a large fundraiser towards that end. The political establishment is busy anointing its candidates, pouring millions into their coffers, while Conservative Republicans remain on the sidelines thinking they can afford to wait.

Despite the fact that no voter has spoken, the media has declared the republican presidential primary a three way contest between Senator McCain, Rudy Giuliani, and Governor Romney. National Review went further and called the race between McCain and Romney.

Here’s the question. Will you make your own decision on who to back in 2008? Or will others make it for you?

Looking across the field of 2008 presidential contenders, we have a swath of candidates who present records that are inconsistent, insincere, or show a wrong understanding of liberty. But Conservatives do have a choice in 2008.

If you believe we shouldn’t reward law breaking or approve amnesty for illegal aliens, John Cox is your man

If you believe government should spend within its means and that we need more freedom and less government, John Cox is your man.

If you think we ought to do something to avert a coming demographic crisis in Social Security, John Cox is your man.

If you believe that the rights of the unborn are sacred and should be preserved and that the traditional family is vital to society, John Cox is your man. If you’re tired of Washington politics as usual and career politicians, John Cox is your man.John Cox has been up front from day one  that he’s running for President. It’s time for Conservatives to stand up as well and back someone who supports our values lest our own procrastination deny us this opportunity. I urge you to consider volunteering. We need County Coordinators in all 44 Idaho Counties, and all across America we’re looking for leaders to serve as State, Regional, and County Chairmen. The Cox Campaign is not looking for political professionals, but grassroots activists from sea to shining sea who will join this effort to elect a conservative statesman.

Secondly, I ask you to consider making a small contribution to support this effort. Mr. Cox has provided seed money, but this is our campaign. We’ll only win it if we’re willing to put our money where our mouth is. If enough people will stand up, we can make a phenomenal difference.

Most of us don’t have a spare $2,100 lying around that we can give to a campaign, but what about $20? If a person committed to give $20 a month, over the course of a year, they’d have contributed $240. Get 100,000 people to do that and you have $24 million dollars raised in a single year. In a country of 300 million, we can do it, and I’m asking for your help.

 

In 2008, Conservatives have a candidate, and how well he does is in your hands.

Trackposted to Outside the Beltway, Perri Nelson’s Website, The Random Yak, Adam’s Blog, Right Truth,basil’s blog, Conservative Cat, Jo’s Cafe, Rightwing Guy, The HILL Chronicles, third world county, Wake Up America, The Crazy Rants of Samantha Burns, stikNstein… has no mercy, Pirate’s Cove, Blue Star Chronicles, The Pink Flamingo, Planck’s Constant, Renaissance Blogger, Dumb Ox News, and Gone Hollywood, thanks to Linkfest Haven Deluxe.

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1. Daniel Myers - January 9, 2007

I encourage everyone to visit the South For Cox Webpage. Which consists of Alabama, Tennessee, and South Carolina. It has just been created so theres not much on it but you can still check it out. Visit http://www.southforcox.blogspot.com

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3. Maximus - December 20, 2007

I would like to see a continuation of the topic


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