Save Our State of Massachusetts
A lot of strong Republican candidates lost on November 2nd to the state’s Democratic Political Machine. It was very discouraging, seeing ideal candidates like Sean Beilat, losing by 12%, Charlie Baker by 9%. The only way we can capture these elections is to build a strong machine on the conservative side.
So many conservative minded people in Massachusetts insist on maintaining their unenrolled status, and refer to themselves as Independent. Through working on various campaigns this past year, I met many people with views largely or wholly on the right, who stated they were independent. Why are so many voters in this state afraid to call themselves Republicans? This behavior caters to the other side, giving in to a fear that friends, coworkers or neighbors will think less of you if you attach that “R” next to your name on a voter registration.
We need to educate those around us, and inform that conservative policies are the “right” ones. As long as their is a negative stigma to being a Republican in this state, we will never cut into this corrupt Democrat machine. To all of you right, or center-right minded individuals who insist on being “Independent,” name me a single Democratic candidate in this state you would have voted for in recent elections – Deval Patrick? John Kerry? Coakley? Olver? McGovern? Tierney? Please! The list could go on and on. We need to build the REPUBLICAN PARTY in MASSACHUSETTS, and we can’t do it as long as people are afraid to call themselves Republicans. Sure, Bush’s 2nd term was lousy, but he’s gone. Being a Republican doesn’t mean you have to endorse every single one. The vast majority of Republican candidates were very strong. I am chairman of a local RTC. We endorsed most but not all, not simply because they were Republicans, because they were far and away the better candidate!
All of you who supported Bill Gunn, Marty Lamb, Sean Bielat, Jon Golnik, Tom Wesley, Jim McKenna, Mary Connaughton, etc. – you need to become active in the Republican party in this state. Join your local Republican Town or City Committee. Unless you do, we’re not working together, we’re running circles around each other. This is the only way we can win. Lose the “I” or the “U” and pick up the “R” and be proud of it!