Archive for July, 2011

Progress toward Ames

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

Our return from Iowa brings home strong commitment for the Ames Straw Poll.  We found a very receptive audience for our conservative, common-sense message.  We left the state with 60+ strong commitments and a very active and enthusiastic base who are adding daily to that number.  We found Iowans to be ready and willing to reclaim their nation against the tide of convention.  Our straightforward message simply makes sense to these hard working Americans.  They are seeking substance over style and reason over rhetoric.  As we organize our return trip in August, they are looking to the rest of the nation for others who are willing to stand with them and demand accountability and reason in our leadership.  These Iowans understand all too well what career politics has done to our nation and our future.  They are looking for the qualities of leadership which thrive in the real world in our businesses and families.  They have determined to stand upon well grounded principle rather than misguided convention.  I am looking forward to my return to Iowa and these American citizens who still believe in a government of the people and for the people.  The promise of America will not be handed back freely.  It must be reclaimed by those who are willing to stand and exert the effort to preserve our liberty and our future.

On the ground in Iowa

Monday, July 18th, 2011

We are actively campaigning across the state of Iowa.  We are targeting over a dozen Iowa towns throughout the week.  Our reception has been wonderful.  We are daily receiving commitments to attend the Ames Straw Poll on August 13th on our behalf.  We are well on our way to success in our goal to capture 3% of the vote at Ames.  Iowans understand the true nature of conservatism and the impact of our presence in the political process.  More importantly, they have proven that they are willing to stand up for their core beliefs and convictions despite the constant pressures to maintain the status quo.  May we always remember that if the pathway is easy we are probably going with the flow.  The future of our nation and our families is bleak if we simply go with the flow.

Fundamental change

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

November, 2010, conservatives were ready to change the course of our nation.  Today we hear that nothing substantive will occur until after the 2012 election.  Once again, the American people are left holding the bag.  While the White House and Congress talk of shared sacrifice, it is absolutely clear the the only sacrifice made will be that of the citizens of this nation.  While our elected officials call for leadership, the only leadership evident is that toward individual or partisan agenda.  It is time for fundamental change in our political system, our leadership and the course of our nation.  It is time to return to our Constitutional roots and reclaim the nation which was purchased not with political contributions but rather with the blood of our forefathers.  The liberty of our children is at stake.